Question and thoughts about heat lamps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tweetysvoice, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Songster

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    I have my brooder set up and ready for the chicks to arrive (first time chicky mommy) and have been reading a lot about the heat lamps. I read that some people prefer red lamps, but the light have set up is a 150 watt white light. I've got it measuring 93-94 degrees pretty consistent in the "hot side" so I'm sure that will be fine. My question is, because i know they will need the heat both day and night, will the bright light prohibit them from sleeping at night? I couldn't find the answer to this. Thanks all!
     

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing Premium Member

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    Lots of folks use white light. I don't know about better, but they will certainly sleep with either. Probably what you will find is, the first night you turn it off, they will do a lot of chirping. But they will get used to the dark.
     
  3. tweetysvoice

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    Thanks! I kinda assumed so since I didn't see any "My chicks aren't sleeping" posts. [​IMG]
     
  4. Maev

    Maev Chirping

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    What's really scary is the first time you go in there and they're ALL sleeping at once...lol...It made me a little worried the first time [​IMG]
     

  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

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    i am using a 75w black light for heat and a florescent light so they know when its day time. they don't seem like they make much noise at night.
     
  6. tweetysvoice

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    Do you just turn on the black light at night and have the florescent light on during the day?
     
  7. bj taylor

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    i'm supposed to get my babies tomorrow. i seem to be behind the curve. am i supposed to create some kind of 'night' effect? i was going to leave the light on around the clock to maintain the temp.
     

  8. JerseyHen

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    I used a red bulb in the beginning and then switched to a ceramic bulb (it only emits heat, no light) and it worked great to keep down on them waking at night and keeping me up (I brooded in my master bathroom).
     
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    [email protected] Chirping

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    i have the black light on all the time. the florescent is off to the side and creates no heat.

     

  10. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chirping

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    where did u get the ceramic bulb?

     

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