Reptile Warming lightbulb OK for warming newborn goslings?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by M0therGoose, Apr 30, 2009.

  1. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    Pasadena, Texas
    I will only have 3 goslings and think a big poultry light will be overkill...
    does anyone know if a reptile warming lightbulb i saw at walmart will be enough? i plan to use it in a clamp on bedside lamp aimed straight into a box. thanks!
  2. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 7, 2008
    Scappoose Oregon
    Best is to test before you get your goslings. Have a thermometer down in the box to check the temp. Your goslings will grow at a remarkable pace and outgrow a box fast, but you'll need to keep them warm until they are feathered so prepare ahead.

    Also DO NOT TRUST clamp lamps. There have been more than a few folks posting here about the clamps failing and fires being started. [​IMG] Wire you lamp to something solid.

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