OUCH! 250w Red Bulb

enggass

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 8, 2010
1,686
69
251
Mid-Coast Maine
Is it normal for a bulb of this type to rack up my electric bill when it is on 24/7?
My electric bill has skyrocketed since having it on.
Has anyone else noticed this?
Steve
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
15,506
430
358
My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
Uhhhh, yup.
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enggass

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 8, 2010
1,686
69
251
Mid-Coast Maine
My birds are now 5 weeks old. They are in a brooder that is 3'x4'. I can get the light with 24" of the bottom.
What size bulb could I get away with... ?
 

halo

Got The Blues
13 Years
Nov 22, 2007
6,071
60
411
Florida
My Coop
My Coop
I never use more than a 60 watt. I just lower the lamp to 12 inches or so when they are first hatched and slowly raise it as needed.
 

enggass

Crowing
10 Years
Mar 8, 2010
1,686
69
251
Mid-Coast Maine
It's closed in except for the top. They will be fine now.
In fact, the other day after changing their water and food, I went to work and had forgotten to put the light back.
They went all day without any light.
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