New chicks and Ecoglow 20 vs Standard light?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RESQME49, Mar 17, 2018.

  1. RESQME49

    RESQME49 Chirping

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    We picked up some chicks and all the accouterments today. 2x2x4 galvanized tub, feeder, water jug, shavings and a woods brooder light and 250 watt red heat lamp bulb. The heat from that is so uneven, yet so hot at the bulb. I ordered the ecoglow 20 from Brinsea tonight. Supposed to be more efficient, safer better heat for the chicks? It doesnt come for a week, but was curious who has one and what do you think?
     
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    Rachealx4 Songster

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    This is the first time that I've had chicks so I am no expert. I started out with a heat lamp and got the EcoGlow 20 a few days later. I love it and my chicks seem to love it. Some of them still go under it at night but I've noticed that tonight half of them have chosen to start out in front of it.
     
  3. RESQME49

    RESQME49 Chirping

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    Are you using yours in the house or garage? We have ours in the garage and its still chilly at night. Would that be an issue?
     
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  4. Theladiesandagentleman

    Theladiesandagentleman First world chickens

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    My chicks love being under the heating plate. It's comforting for them to go to a dark, warm and quiet spot. They sleep through the night without a bright light on them. It's also so safe and I don't have to worry about a fire hazard.
     
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    RESQME49 Chirping

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    I just read that your ambient has to be 50* or higher for this :-(
     
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    I love mine. I have used it outdoors and it did fine, though I wouldn’t go to far below the recommended 50 degree ambient temp outside. I use it in the 40s but no lower. Be gentle with it, though. Mine has been tugged around a little too much and has begun having issues with the wire where it enters the heat plate. Just treat it nicely. I’d buy another and won’t go back to a heat lamp except in an emergency.
     
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    RESQME49 Chirping

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    I just cancelled my order from amazon and ordered up a 11x16 sweeter heater.
     
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    Mine are in a cooler part of the house. I am thinking about moving them to the garage though. Mine are 3-4 weeks so I am more comfortable with trying it and seeing how they do.
     
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    Rachealx4 Songster

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    I missed that! Thank you!
     
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