How to heat the brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DrChickenKev, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. DrChickenKev

    DrChickenKev Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which is best in the brooder?

    Light bulbs or ceramic bulbs?

    Or a heat mat?

    Which is cheaper to run???

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  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i use a heat lamp with a red heat bulb, that i have to go buy today
     
  3. kari_dawn

    kari_dawn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a ceramic bulb. No light means the babies get aclamated to the dark quicker...I don't know about the cost of running it though [​IMG]
     
  4. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    No light means the will get cold and cry loudly
     
  5. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Check out the Brinsea EcoGlow Chick Brooder. It comes in 2 sizes. There are a few threads here from people who use it.
     
  6. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am currently building a new 'winter' brooder and plan to heat it with the same heating element that is in the gqf incubators , useing a ½inch wire bottom with wood overlays to help in cleaning and 8 inch dividers inside to keep an many as 4 breeds seperated .
     
  7. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Omgosh I saw one of those at Meyer and want one, they are 65$ there.
     
  8. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    You can get a 10% discount on the Brinsea website if you have the coupon code. I found them to be the best price and I own both sizes. Join their FB page for the coupon code. Love the EcoGlow!!! Chicks are happy, healthy, and hardy!!
     
  9. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a light bulb , it doesn't cost that much to heat, at least my bill hasn't gone up:D
    Ayda
     
  10. h4ppy-chris

    h4ppy-chris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just something for you to think about..... chicks need light not just heat! they need the light for there growth, strong bones and so on. [​IMG]
     

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