Infared vs Heat Lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by HokiFarmer, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. HokiFarmer

    HokiFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I use a Heat Lamp or a Infared light for my brooder? Please explain your answer, thanks.
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think inferred lamp
    Because it isn't as bright of a light.
    Red is a warmer colour and it is different
    And it is easier to see where it is because the area is red.
    I think the chicks are attracted to it more for these reasons.
     
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  3. lazy gardener

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  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    There's also the brooders made by companies such as Brinsea, for example, that do the same job. I use one (not Brinsea) and find it does a great job.
     
  5. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a 2 brinsea heat pads and another one.
    The two brinsea are for 25 chicks and the other one is for 50 chicks.
    Eletric hens are the best I never used heat lamp
     
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  7. FoodFreedomNow

    FoodFreedomNow Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm a fan of the brooder plate, too - works great for chicks and ducklings. I started with a heat lamp and won't use one again after using the brooder plate.
     
  8. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would use the Mama brooder heater.They get to experience natural day time,And less of a fire hazard.
     
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  10. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There re pros and cons to whatever you use. I think the IFR gives a better light for the babies to sleep at night which might be a consideration. I also have the Brinsea heater which is super. The babies can go under it. You don't have to keep a light on, but it doesn't hold as many as it says and the babies, unless bantams, quickly outgrow it. It can be placed on it's side if that happens and still provide heat. Usually the babies like to jump on it getting poop on it hat needs to be cleaned off although I did make some disposable covers to use when that happens.
     

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