Red Bulbs??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kbreak, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. kbreak

    kbreak Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where can I find the red bulbs in different watts. I have a 250watt in my brooder with thermometer reading about 85 degrees. I also have a 125 watt bulb in the brooder at the other end with temp reading about 80 degrees. As my chicks get bigger I know I need to decrease the temperature. My brooder is made with the netting not hardware cloth so I can't raise light any higher. So I was thinking I just need to get lower wattage but don't know where to find them. I also have different age chicks in there.Month old silkies and 2 week old Lavender orps.
    Any advice about where to find bulbs would be greatly appreciated !! Thanks
     
  2. Hawgon

    Hawgon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can maybe get a dimmer at walmart or Home Depot to lower output of bulb..cheap also..
     
  3. Eddy Chicken

    Eddy Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The roof of my brooder was 1/2" hardware cloth so I just hung the light from the ceiling of the basement and let it shine through the roof and would raise/lower the bulb as needed.
     
  4. CupOJoe42

    CupOJoe42 CT Chicken Whisperer

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    Check the reptile section of pet stores. They sell red incandescent heat bulbs in different colors.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Also Lowes sells a 90 or 100 watt red flood lamp which I use sometimes.
     
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2011
  6. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    I use the 60-100 watt exterior flood lights, but isn't 2012 the year that incandescents are banned? Ain't nobody getting any incandescents of any kind in the future.

    Smaller colored bulbs have always been sold as "party" lights. 25 watts, thereabouts.
     
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

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    Note: the red exterior spots and the green exterior spots are sold at Christmas time, and sometimes they make it to the discounted after-Christmas decoration table. I got a whole bunch of them for 50 cents apiece last year. It's worth looking for them.
     

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