Lamp heat

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NakedNeck, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. NakedNeck

    NakedNeck Songster

    Apr 5, 2009
    I am going to build a couple of brooders for the new chicks coming in June. The brooders will be 2x2. What bulb should I use(amount of watts)?

    Thank you! [​IMG]

  2. morelcabin

    morelcabin Songster

    Feb 8, 2007
    Ontario Canada
    I use a 175W heat bulb 18" abve the floor of the brooder pen. As they start moving out of the light more and more I raise it a couple inches each time until it is not needed
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2009
  3. purecountrychicken

    purecountrychicken Songster

    Sep 11, 2008
    Gray Court, SC
    I use a 250 watt heat bulb and adjust it by the chicks actions. If they huddle together they are cold and if they spred apart and act normal,,they are just fine.
  4. Snakeoil

    Snakeoil Songster

    Jan 10, 2009
    SE Iowa
    I use 85 watt bulbs (two) with this brooder, but I have a smaller on that only uses one bulb.


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