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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by chickadee86, Mar 29, 2015.

  1. chickadee86

    chickadee86 New Egg

    Mar 29, 2015
    Hi. We are currently on stanby for our 1 day pekin chicks.
    im awaiting a brooder but in light of the fact the chicke may come first I have built an emergency one. I have simply used the coop they will eventually call home and rigged up 2 40w bulbs with some wire to stop any accidents. Ive read much on line about white or red light & there seems to be different advice. I also recently visited an aviary attraction and the chicks where under a normal white light as u would use at home.
    any suggestions as ive only had chicks using a broody hen before & unfortunately that didnt end well (thats nature though I suppose).
    Thanks in advance
  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Stuck back in the 40s Premium Member

    Mar 3, 2015
    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
  3. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

    Nov 4, 2014
    East Tennessee.
    Hello and Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join! [​IMG]I've used both and red and white heat lamps before and honestly I didn't notice any difference, though the red lamps (which are more expensive) seem to last longer before burning out.
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! I've used red bulbs in my lamp. I just feel it's not as bright for the chicks and has a more calming affect on them. My main concern with lamps is the risk of fire. I also use the Brinsea Eco glows too as I feel they replicate mother hen very well and their is no risk of fire from them.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your Pekin chicks and hope you enjoy BYC, I am sure you will everyone here to help and very friendly :frow
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Glad you joined the Backyard chickens flock.
  6. Mountain Peeps

    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

    Apr 23, 2014
    At our lodge
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.

    I've used both red and white lamps. I've never really noticed a difference in the chicken behaviors but I know that the red is more "calming" the them and encourages sleep.
  7. NickyKnack

    NickyKnack Love is Silkie soft!

    Welcome to BYC and the coop! There's a lot of great peeps here! Feel free to ask lots of questions. But most of all, make yourself at home. I'm so glad you decided to joined the BYC family.
  8. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
  9. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Out of the Woods Premium Member

    Jun 15, 2012
    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined! :)
  10. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 24, 2013
    Hello, and welcome to BYC![​IMG] I'm glad you joined our community.

    I prefer using red lamps to white lamps. White lamps seem to make the chicks stay awake more and cheep more unhappily. However, I prefer the Brinsea EcoGlow to any heat lamp. The chicks are much more comfortable and quiet.

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