Reptile Warming lightbulb OK for warming newborn goslings?

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

  1. M0therGoose

    M0therGoose In 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 Songster

    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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