Heat Lamp Too Close To Brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JustCallMeMoe, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. JustCallMeMoe

    JustCallMeMoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I was wondering if it was dangerous to have my heat lamp resting on the hardware cloth of my brooder. Its the perfect spot to keep my chicks nice and warm but not too warm. Its not touching any of the plastic, just the metal.[​IMG]
    Thanks!
     
  2. turboscooby07

    turboscooby07 Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the bulb touching the hardware cloth? Its hard to tell in the picture. The bulb is fairly sensitive to jostling, and you definitely dont want it to get wet because the surface of the glass is over 300 degrees and could shatter
     
  3. cavemanrich

    cavemanrich Overrun With Chickens

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    It may not be soo dangerous as not a very good idea. Most light bulbs are made from quite thin glass. If it is resting on a hard surface like the hardware cloth, it is prone to possibly shatter. You would end up with tiny pieces of glass that your chicks could possibly eat. (bad idea). It would be much better if you could hang the light so it is just above the screen but not touching it. Other option would be to rest the shade part on some type of risers so the bulb does not make contact. .... I know that most peeps hang their lights. This also allows them to adjust the heat output by hanging higher or lower.
    WISHING YOU BEST [​IMG]
     
  4. JustCallMeMoe

    JustCallMeMoe Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I fixed it so its not resting on it anymore. Thanks for the help!
     

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