Neat Trick For Your Heat Lamps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ByrdFeathers, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. ByrdFeathers

    ByrdFeathers Songster

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    For me I am at work most of the time and I worried that the chicks would either get to hot or two cold. I used of the devices below for a heater in a pool with tilapia a while back and it worked great so I ordered one for my heat lamp. I put the heat sensor on the wall close to where the light hit and set the digital thermometer to desired temp. It will cut on once the temp get 5 degrees lower than what it is set at and go off once temp is reached. Works great. If any of you have a better way using a heat lamp to make sure they do not get over or under heated please share.



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  2. Smuvers Farm

    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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    Most people here use a MHP, Mama Heating Pad. If you go to search, there are a plethora of threads on it, and a very long one by @Blooie . It's the only thing I have ever used and it works without the *danger* of heat lamps.
     
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  3. Cyprus

    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Just gonna butt in if I may and ask @Smuvers Farm How much are MHP, and where can I find them? I have been looking for a few days and can't find the product.
     
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    imnukensc Crowing

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  5. Shevraeth

    Shevraeth Chirping

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    You make them. The heating pads are like ones we would use for sore muscles with an "always on" feature so it doesn't shut off on you. It's wrapped on a wire frame to make a "cave" and maybe wrapped again with a tea towel to lessen the heat. If you read through the thread Kat C posted it has the details. It's a great thread and very informative!
     
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    Cyprus Master of the 'never give up' attitude

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    Smuvers Farm Melvin Up the Taterhole

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  8. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

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    If your brooder is big enough and set up correctly, this shouldn't be an issue.

    Others have turned this into a MHP thread, that's the way I raise mine in the coop.
    You could put the heat lamp in a storage closet and make a MHP :oops:
     
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  9. Birdinhand

    Birdinhand Crowing

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    I'd be careful using a heat lamp with a rheostat or thermostat, all that heating and cooling is sure to drastically shorten the life of the bulb. like others have said, I'd scrap it and go for a MHP or one of the heat plates. MHP's are super easy to make and have proven very reliable... heat lamps have an unfortunate track record when it comes to burns and fires.
     
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