heat source other than light bulb?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barkerbeau, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. barkerbeau

    barkerbeau Out Of The Brooder

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    OK....light bulbs are ruled out for heat source. What's another heat source?
     
  2. tennesseeckn

    tennesseeckn Real or not real?

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  3. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ceramic heater bulb put out heat and are made to fit std. light bulb sockets.No light though.Ebay has lots...cva34
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ceramic heaters and reptile pads are a few things I have used. [​IMG]
     
  5. Stephanie739

    Stephanie739 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using a home made hot water bottle (whatever plastic bottle I have at the moment) I might invest in a real red rubber one soon.
     
  6. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

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    fish tank heaters work in a mug of water.
     
  7. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    What are u using the heat source for? A brooder or incubator???
     
  8. franklinstreetwest

    franklinstreetwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I keep tripping over food dehydrators at the second hand stores in town...the aluminum heat tube looks identical to the ones used in my expensive still air 'bator. I haven't tested them yet, but with a thermostat I think you could achieve efficient and consistent temperature.
     
  9. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a heating pad in the brooder.

    Also know someone who hatched chicks in the oven, using the oven lightbulb for heat.
     
  10. TucsonAZ

    TucsonAZ Out Of The Brooder

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    I agree with FSW, I had a fanless dehydrator that didn't sell at a yard sale, I'd already cut the cord off the thing for another project and right as I was about to toss the rest out a light bulb went on in my head. Get a Ranco ETC-111000 for the thermostat (I used to trust these with $1,000 snake eggs!) and see how well it works, I would think it's far better than a light bulb. The only thing I don't like about it and the use of the same thing in the Hova is that temps still rise slightly even after the unit has been turned off.
     

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