People heat lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sloallie10, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. sloallie10

    sloallie10 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2008
    CA
    Could you use a people heat lamp for rasing baby chicks???? (like the ones at costco?)
     
  2. AngelzFyre

    AngelzFyre Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes,
    The bulbs are the same kind, just may be a different fixture.
    Most of the poultry heat lamps have guards on them in the front to prevent them touching anything and usually have a clip to clip them onto something above the brooder or in a coop.
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  3. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    Okay I am confused, what is a people heat lamp?
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    You can use them, but be sure to keep a thermometer in there, too. Also, make sure it's a HEAT lamp, amd not a SUN lamp!
     
  5. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
    Kansas
    I want a sun lamp. I am so white!!!
     
  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Some of the "people lamps" use bulbs that get no warmer than 75 degrees... and that's too cold for chicks. use a thermometer and get the right bulb... you don't want to cook chicks and you don't want them dying from the cold.
     
  7. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Ah, be glad you don't hang out in the sun too much! It really ages the skin. I grew up sailing, and I am paying for it now with all sorts of interesting wrinkles! [​IMG]

    But, no regrets! Just please, enjoy yourself as you are! [​IMG]
     
  8. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 13, 2008
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    Well most people would consider me albino (I am sure it is misspelled), I have never had a tan and when it is garden season I keep Banana Boat in business!
     

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