Heat lamp questions

tmilan07

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 15, 2014
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My boyfriend talked me into getting chickens for our daughter. We have to keep them inside and currently have them in a spare room inside a rigged dog cage. I'm super paranoid that the heat lamp is going to start a fire. It is a 250 watt red bulb and it is about 16 inches off the ground. Should I be paranoid??
 

CrazyChickGirl

Chirping
5 Years
Feb 13, 2014
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27
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As long as it isn't touching anything and is secured well, it should be fine. Maybe put a smoke detector right next to it?
 

kiddfamous13

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 7, 2014
17
2
26
No as long as you have it secured and what. I did was duck tape it down make sure it isn't touching anything
 

tmilan07

Chirping
5 Years
Apr 15, 2014
18
7
69
Thank you! We have it secured with zip ties on the metal clamp. Just to be on the safe side, I made sure the smoke detector was right over top of the cage. Thanks for your help!!
 
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