No Brooder Lamps!!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SkyWarrior, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Murphy has struck. [​IMG] My chicks are hatching and when I went to plug in the brooder lamp, it was dead. I found one new bulb left and when I plugged it in, nothing. [​IMG] I tried that bulb in a second brooder lamp, and nothing. I switched outlets. Nope.

    So, I have no brooder. It is snowing tonight. The road is an absolute nightmare and I must plow before going out plus chain up tomorrow. We're 25 miles from the nearest store to buy a new bulb. It's 11 pm.

    I plugged in my old hovabator and I'm praying it works. [​IMG] It's getting crowded in the brinsea mini. I guess the chicks are staying indoors for a bit. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas
    When life gives you lemons, open a bottle of wine, but not until you get back from the store.

    Do you have one of those illegal incandescent lights we use as work lights on a cord so you can see in remote dark places? You can drop that in the brooder as a heat source if you do. Possible you have a desk lamp you can rig to work? Anything in an emergency.
  3. NotAFarm

    NotAFarm Embracing the New! Premium Member

    Nov 5, 2009
    ^ what Ridgerunner said....any kind of light that creates heat will work......or

    try Laree's beansock..............dried beans in a sock, warmed in the microwave and put in the brooder for them to snuggle with. They don't "need" light just warmth.

    [​IMG] they are okay!

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