- Jan 21, 2015
I set up my brooder with a 250 watt red brooder bulb one week ago today. I am expecting 5 more chicks in the next couple of days, and am planning on keeping them separate until they're acclimated. I was setting up the new brooder today with a new light and new 250 watt red bulb and was astonished at how red the new one was compared to the one from last week (that was so red last week that all the pics I took looked weird). Is this normal for it to lose the color that quickly? I know sometimes the red bulbs are recommended to prevent pecking. The light coming out of the old one is pretty much just like a plain light bulb.