In the Brooder
- Apr 10, 2011
First off, I'll note we are a little larger than "backyard," as we will have a few sets of 50-100 chicks going through our small farm this year. Last year, after going through probably 4-5 red heat lamp bulbs, I'm considering getting a different style of heater, perhaps this one from Cutler's Supply. This is not the ceramic, light-bulb-socket type heater. Has anyone had experience with these? The heat bulbs seem to fragile, burning out easily and quickly. By not using bulbs, I'm hoping a radiant heater like this could actually pay for itself rather quickly, for the volume of birds we do.