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Red heat lamps?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wadeb72, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. wadeb72

    wadeb72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just ordered 25 buff rock pullets and 5 roos. I also built a new brooder. I put 2 red heat lamps onside.
    My question is will the red lights hurt the chicks eyes
    as it hurts mine?
     
  2. waryyear950

    waryyear950 Out Of The Brooder

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    Reds better than clear. A clear light keeps them awake, and they peck on each other a lot more
     
  3. wadeb72

    wadeb72 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you.
     
  4. Buck Creek Chickens

    Buck Creek Chickens Have Incubator, Will Hatch

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    red is better than clear but, a heat emitter is better yet, your chicks will have a normal day/night schedule. emitters cost more but do not burn out like heat lamps, got 1 still going and its 3 yrs old

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  5. clacasse88

    clacasse88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree that there is less picking at each other with the red light. [​IMG]
     

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