Switching chicks from heat lamp to heating plate

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by glimmerchicks, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. glimmerchicks

    glimmerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone!

    I just bought a premier heating lamp for my chicks. I have 5 chicks all who are a week old. They have been thriving and doing well with the heat lamp always between 90-95 degrees. Has anyone had any experiences switching from a 250 watt red light bulb to a heating plate? I also would like to know if anyone has any ideas on getting them to go under the plate.

    Thanks!
     
  2. Chicken Egg 17

    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I would make stick them under it and make it like a cave or something and they should be fine switching although I don't personally like the heating plates but they should be fine I could find the vid of how to make a heating cave to give u and idea of how to make ur heating plate like a cave like thing
     
  3. glimmerchicks

    glimmerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much! Great idea bout the cave.
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could find the video if u want
     
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    Here it is I might try that my self though but instead of the heating pad u make ur heating plate sort of like a cave type thing like that
     
  6. glimmerchicks

    glimmerchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! The video was extremely helpful!
     
  7. Chicken Egg 17

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    Hope they like it happy to help have anymore questions
     
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  8. oldhenlikesdogs

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    You can also switch the wattage of your bulb, I use a 125 watt white bulb, I have found the 250 bulbs to be too hot and use too much electricity.
     
  9. Chicken Egg 17

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    Yes I know those bulbs I turned mine on fir a couple minutes and the chicks are panting like dog that played ball all day in a 100 degree weather
     

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