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How to make a heat lamp stand?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ok1242, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. ok1242

    ok1242 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a large box that I plan to use as a brooder for about 30 newly hatched chicks. I have a heat lamp, red, 250 watt, with a hanger. How can I make a stand to suspend the lamp over the box?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I use an old metal saddle rack. It straddles the brooder and I hang the light from the part the saddle sits on. I suppose a saw horse would work just as well.
     
  3. JaciesCoop

    JaciesCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 16, 2007
    Arizona
    I use an old camera tripod. That way I can move it up and down to regulate the heat.

    Brooder is empty right now. Babies are due March 28th.

    Jacie


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  4. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    I change the temp with my saddle rack/saw horse method by putting old encyclopedias under the legs to raise it.
     
  5. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Southern Maine
    I hung a piece of rope from a hook on the ceiling and clamped the lamp to the rope.
     
  6. willheveland

    willheveland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a chain with an 'S' hook and hang it from the ceiling like some of the other posts.As you need a lower temp you just go up a few links at a time.For you that sawhorse idea sounds good.
    Will
     
  7. ChickenWing

    ChickenWing Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put a dog chain, like the ones for small dogs ($3 at the petstore), on the lamp and hang it from a nail. Either from a sawhorse, or a joist if its in the basement. Then you just move it up/down a link of the chain to adjust the temp.
     
  8. Buff Hooligans

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    I used a camera tripod too. Worked perfectly, and raised and lowered easily.
     

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