My heat lamp broke.

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

  1. chicamama

    chicamama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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

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    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 out..you probably don't need a light if they are out of drafts.
     
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  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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

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