My heat lamp broke.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicamama, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. chicamama

    chicamama Songster

    Mar 12, 2008
    Topanga Ca
    Just found out the heat lamp lightbulb broke (as I went to turn it on). The ladies are almost 8 weeks old and sleep in a dog crate outside (in a locked coop). It's in the mid/ high 40's during the night. STil too cold?
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2008
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

    Apr 4, 2007
    Mansfield, MO
    use a reg. light bulb. I only use 60 wt. bulbs but since they are outside you might try a bit larger wattage. Put the 60 in and read the temp. It may work. I only use 60wt. bulbs in sub weather over my waterer inside my coop during the winter. If it gets down in the teens then I turn on all three lights during the coldest hours of the night. I really think they will be ok.
    Actually, since they are inside a coop and are feathered probably don't need a light if they are out of drafts.
    Last edited: Mar 30, 2008
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    Yeah ... at 8 weeks they should be fine, draught and damp is what they don't want.

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