Red infared bulbs.

Discussion in 'Quail' started by swheat, Aug 8, 2011.

  1. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    I picked up the last 2 2\\pack of 250w red heat lamps they had. If you are close to a Tractor Supply, you might want to check their clearance isle. I got the 2\\pack for .99 each [​IMG] Wish they had more.

    I know it is hot now, but it won't be long til cool weather gets here.
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Wow! That is one heck of a deal. Those infrared bulbs are expensive! The 250 watts are usually $10 or more. Good deal. [​IMG]
     
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
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    Yeah, the 2\\pk was originally marked 8.99 here.
     
  4. Mibotsu

    Mibotsu Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2011
    Balbriggan, Ireland
    do you use them inside the coops during the winter, infrared so it doesn't upset sleep patters?
     
  5. TwoCrows

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    Quote:No, it does not disrupt the sleeping pattern. That is the beauty of infrared lamps. They are also very theraputic and have many healing properties along with increasing over all health. This heat is great for winter time heat. Also, they are not only good for brooding babies, but great for sick birds. Heals them up fast. [​IMG]
     
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  6. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Oh and infrared is not to be confused with the plain "red" heat bulb. The plain red bulb is of a different light wave length then the infrared bulb. [​IMG]
     

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