Red lamp vs. clear lamp

goatkeepers

Songster
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
830
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149
Mooresville, NC
What's the difference between those two? We got a clear one but I wanted to make sure they can sleep with it, since it's so bright? Thanks a lot.
 

jimnjay

Songster
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
1,911
36
201
Bryant Alabama
I have never used a red light in my 5 years of raising chicks and all my chicks have been fine. Occasionally I have had one peck at toes but they get over that within the hour. Red is good if you can get one that is not to hot. I could only find a 150 Watt bulb and I decided to use a regular bulb. I start with 100 watts and move down to 75 as their need for heat changes. I actually use the bluish tint Full Spectrum Bulbs. For birds that are caged it helps duplicate more closely the suns light.
 

coffeemama

Barista Queen
11 Years
Mar 5, 2008
2,210
43
201
Oregono
It looks like the red light district at my house. The chicks are on the front porch-I live in a neighborhood too, what must the neighbors think?!
 

nccountrygirl

Songster
12 Years
Jul 31, 2007
3,214
6
221
Sanford N.C.
I am moving my soon to be 6,7 and 8 week olds out to the 4x4x 5 ft tall coop and only have a 250 red heat bulb, is this going to be to hot with days in the 60's and nights in the low 50's?
 

twigg

Cooped up
11 Years
Mar 2, 2008
1,389
11
171
Tulsa
Red here.

Out of choice I would use ceramic .... but they are expensive.
 

CUDA

Songster
11 Years
Mar 4, 2008
1,272
36
181
Michigan
They will regulate their own heat needs, just place the light where they can get away from it if necessary. BTW, at that age, they are more than ready to be outside.
 

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