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light not hot enough

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mamatoes, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. mamatoes

    mamatoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im off to get my chicks in about an hour or two and no one had actual heat lamps so i got a lamp clamp from lowes and a red flood light. It's only been on for about 30-40 min but it doesnt seem like its going to get hotter then it is and the bedding below it isnt even warm to the touch.

    any recommendations? I dont want them to freeze on their first night here!

    Thanks!
     
  2. mamatoes

    mamatoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fixed it! Used a mic stand to just lower light!
     
  3. mamatoes

    mamatoes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait now I'm scared the light is too low! I don't want to cook them (yet) can they jump and burn themselves? It's probably 10" or so from the ground
     
  4. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    whats the bulb wattage? its should be 95* F on their level, you have thermometer?
     

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