Heat Source?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jslacker74, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. jslacker74

    jslacker74 New Egg

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    Can you use only a ceramic heat lamp in the brooder? Having a light on all the time doesn't seem to be very natural.
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I use Brinsea Eco glow brooders for my chicks. So no you don't have to just have heat lamps. I find them a good alternative, they are cheaper on electric than lamps and there is less risk of fire with them. The chicks also love acctually feeling the heat on their backs when they go under them. They often stand just with heads poking out the front. The only down side is you can't see them when they sleep under it. At night though they are quiet because when the house lights are turned off they go to sleep, therefore their sleep routine is not affected.
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  3. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a CHE or a red heat lamp bulb. I have used regular bulbs when we had nothing else with no bad effects, but i like to let them have time without a blaring white light.
     
  4. jslacker74

    jslacker74 New Egg

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    Thanks!
     
  5. cityfarmer12

    cityfarmer12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    your welcome :)

    Oh, by the way, CHE is ceramic heat emitter, i realized not everyone knows reptile terms lol [​IMG]
     

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