Probably a dumb question about the brooder lights....

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Amethyste, Sep 8, 2009.

  1. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    I was wondering, the brooder light that we used when they were babies ...can I put a ceramic bulb in it to use over the water in the coop for winter to keep it from freezing?

    Or do I need to get a different type of lamp to hold the ceramic bulb....

    BTW I am in Puget Sound area, N of Seattle in case you needed to know for temp wise.
  2. Omran

    Omran Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    ceramic heat element will work.
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Check your wattage rating. As long as the fixture is rated higher than the element then your good.
  4. maddogmike333

    maddogmike333 Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 4, 2009
    That Should Work.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2009
  5. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2008
    Minneapolis, MN
    My Coop
    Just make sure the socket is ceramic. It probably is since the red lights get hot too. You should be just fine.

    I heart my ceramic bulb...
  6. Amethyste

    Amethyste For Love of Boo...

    fantastic thanks!

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