Lighting with Eco-glow brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by loveclucks, Feb 5, 2015.

  1. loveclucks

    loveclucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello fellow chicken lovers. I am expecting my chicks in two months and have decided to use the Eco-glow brooder. Should I still use a 75 watt bulb for daytime and a 15 watt bulb for night time? And should I use a red bulb for daytime? I am using a very large box for their brooder and my house temperature stays on the cool side. Thanks!
     
  2. HighStreetCoop

    HighStreetCoop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No. You don't need to add a light (unless they'd be in the dark all day long, LOL!). I had mine with the just EcoGlow in Oct when it was in the 50s and they did just fine.
     
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  3. loveclucks

    loveclucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks so much.
     
  4. Alabama Jack

    Alabama Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We just went through the same thing. The room was about 70 for the first week and then I closed the vent after second week to keep room at 65 or so. Left lights on during day till about 8 at night and a night light for first two weeks. Now they get a "good night ladies" and all lights off at three weeks. I'm a newbie, but all is well. They kept chirping with the night light, now its quiet, with the light off. Feel free to PM with any questions, as I had a bunch that I should have asked.
     
  5. loveclucks

    loveclucks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks so much and you may hear from me with future questions.
     
  6. scflock

    scflock Overrun With Chickens

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    Feel free to keep asking and repyling on this thread, too. I just got my first two Eco-glows and will probably have the same questions
     
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  7. ladycat

    ladycat Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chicks are in the mudroom with light coming from a window on one side of the room, and light through the doorway on the other side of the room. I don't put any additional light on the chicks. It's plenty enough light in that room with just the Eco-Glow.
     
  8. Alabama Jack

    Alabama Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Couple of lessons learned by me:

    Plug in the ecoglow at least 30 minutes prior to putting the chicks in the brooder, if possible. I didn't, and had to show the girls where to go (no big deal.)

    I have 12 chicks and the Ecoglow20 seemed like it would be way too small, and in my paranoia, I almost went out and got a heat lamp for the first night. It's plenty big for 12. They're 4 weeks old, come Monday, and they don't sleep under, just next to it, now a days. Trust it... :)
     
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  9. loveclucks

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    Thanks so much. To me, Eco-glow sounds like the best and easiest option for heating my babies. I am starting with 15 chicks and selling half of them so I'm sure they will have plenty of room. I like the fact that it is more natural for the chicks in that they get to sleep with only a small night light.
     
  10. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    Before committing the money, check out Premier1 which is a competitor.
     

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