red brooder light bulb

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shmeggs, Mar 10, 2014.

  1. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was at my local farm supply they have a red bulb for a brooder light. why would we use a red bulb as opposed to the clear bulb.
     
  2. Araucana16

    Araucana16 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So at night the chicks can have light but not be disrupted by a very bright light [​IMG] Also some people keep chicks in their room (myself included) and in order to sleep, they need the infared bulb.
     
  3. AStitchofKate

    AStitchofKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lot have found that the red bulb and light the chicks are less likely to be aggressive and peck at one another and they can rest better due to the light not being so harsh.
     
  4. Joshua G

    Joshua G Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 If a chick is bleeding the red light will make it hard to see the blood and discourage pecking.
     
  5. shmeggs

    shmeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks maybe I should get me a red bulb
     
  6. AStitchofKate

    AStitchofKate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spent I think 8 or 9$ at TSC for 2 250watt red bulbs, not to bad price wise I thought!
     

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