Is it ok to use a CHE instead of heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Moonwalker, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if I could use a CHE (Ceramic Heating Element) instead of a heat lamp for the chicks, at least at night? Maybe with just a nitelite. I am trying to avoid lighting up the entire room all nite
     
  2. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are fine. I have 1 going in each of the 3 brooder boxes now. Have been using them for about a year with no problem.
     
  3. newchickmom

    newchickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe there a some people here that use them in their coops, I don't think they use them in the brooders.
    I switched to a red heat light at night and a regular one during the day when my chicks were a couple of weeks old.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    As long as temps get up to what is required, they work fine! Have fun!
     
  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    I used one for my brooder - worked great!
     
  6. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! I just wanted to check to make sure. I have several of them on hand all the time. Since the brooder is in the same room as my baby goats and iguanas, I really don't need a bright light on all nite.
    I have it hooked up now, testing the temps.
    Chickies due in the morning!
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  7. beekybuzzard

    beekybuzzard Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with them. What kind are you getting?
     
  8. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ordered from Cackle.
    I ordered 10 Araucana pullets and the Happy Cackle Special which is 10 brown egg pullets, 1 rooster, 2 ducks, 2 geese, 2 turkeys and 10 assorted rare breed chicks. I am too impatient to wait till next month when they have geese, so I'm getting 2 extra ducks instead.
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  9. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What wattage of ceramic heater are you using to get the right temps? Thanks
     
  10. Moonwalker

    Moonwalker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ZooMed 100W are the ones I use for my reptiles
     

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