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  1. ChickenLoverChrista

    ChickenLoverChrista Out Of The Brooder

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    Do red "heat lamps" interfere with the chickens sleep?
     
  2. 15shenyl

    15shenyl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I here you always use red bulbs for heat lamps for chickens. The red also calms them down.
     
  3. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The red bulbs don't seem to bother them as much as white ones. They won't bother you as much either!
     
  4. CottonGinWaste

    CottonGinWaste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been using a red heat lamp for a month with my 'orphan' flock; I'd rather Mama raised them but . . . main thing I've read is to be sure the light doesn't have Teflon as it will kill them. That said, I can't see ever using a white light. Even using the red one they seem more active thru the night than chicks under a broody. Although in my rather limited experience, the younger the bird the more sensitive to light it is . . . my adults go to bed at dusk, the kids stay out almost until dark. And if I'm out with a flashlight even the babes under the broody wake easily.
     
  5. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a chickenlover christa too! I've heard they can't see in that light spectrum well, so it shouldn't disrupt them.
     

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