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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by coppertop104, Feb 25, 2017.

  1. coppertop104

    coppertop104 Hatching

    Feb 24, 2017
    Good morning!
    I'm new to all this and I'm wondering why you need to use the red bulbs instead of white. I understand it helps prevent cannibalism and pecking but would it really be so bad to use a white bulb? I'm picking up chicks today. We are only going to have 2-3 chicks. When we picked up supplies the store we went to didn't have any red bulbs so I just got white ones....
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Free Ranging

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Welcome to BYC!

    Red bulbs are better, but it isn't the end of the world if you have to use white ones. I do.
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  3. N F C

    N F C phooey! Premium Member Project Manager

    Dec 12, 2013
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2014
    Yorkshire, UK
    My Coop
    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! I always use red light as I find the red keeps the chicks calm especially at night time. I once had to use a white light when my red blew and they just didn't rest. Not to mention the constant chirping! N F C has left you some great links to check out that I'm sure you will find very helpful.

    Good luck with your new chicks and enjoy BYC :frow
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  5. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under coppertop104 [​IMG] Welcome!

    Sorry, I have no experience with bulbs, just hatches under a broody hen. As you have already received some good advice and links to some great starting points, I will just wish you and your flock all the best.

    You might want to also pop in and say hello on your local thread: ‘Find your State’s thread.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun. Unlike non chicken loving friends, family and colleagues, BYC’ers never tire of stories or pictures that feature our feathered and non feathered friends [​IMG]
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  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
  7. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

    Jul 17, 2011
    North Central Kansas
    Greetings from Kansas, coppertop, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Great advice and links from NFC!! Best wishes and thanks for joining BYC!!

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