Infrared Heat emitter bulb

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by kipepeo, Sep 30, 2009.

  1. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thought I saw this on Randall Burkey but is on the shop the coop.com
    Has anyone used these? What I found was they are mostly used for reptiles and I wondered how they would work in a coop.

    Also radiant heaters who uses them do you like them do they hold up in a dusty situation?

    Trenches and wiring being put in this week so need to finalize decisions on how much electric outlets and stuff I need from my other post
     
  2. nature nut

    nature nut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't know [​IMG] so I'm giving you the buuuummmp [​IMG]
     
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  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I use an infrared heat lamp - it's what the feed shop had, so I didn't have to sound stupid when asking for one. I've read that the red light may help reduce/prevent feather picking, because the chicks aren't under white light 24/7.

    The "other" feed store where I shopped until I actually found a feed store with chicks this time of year said they sell the infrared heat lamps for reptiles AND poultry raising.
     
  4. kipepeo

    kipepeo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The bulb I am talking about is ceramic and spiralled and does not emitt light only heat
     
  5. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wouldn't you want a light anyway to see them?

    Otherwise, it must work. If I had one, I'd use it.

    (Just be sure not to bake the chicks!) [​IMG]
     
  6. Bill in Hamlet

    Bill in Hamlet Out Of The Brooder

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    I had one when I had an Iguana as a pet. They work great and last a long time.

    Fair Winds,

    Bill
     
  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I'm thinking I recall that they heat only a small area just beneath them, right? May be okay for a brooder, but not for an actual coop. And they are very expensive in the largest sizes-saw them at a petstore.
     
  8. Bill in Hamlet

    Bill in Hamlet Out Of The Brooder

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    They heat objects not air. You have to be in the radiant path to feel them. Yes, They are expensive...

    Fair Winds,

    Bill
     
  9. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I love mine. Do a search in the coop forum. There is a ton of information on ceramic heat emitters over there.
     

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