The Perfect Light Bulb

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by joebryant, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    I think that I just found the perfect light bulb to heat my two 4x8 coops. http://store.houseofpets.us/643854823441.html
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    now in minus 10*F outside temps, similar bulbs that are 60 watt are keeping the coops above 0*. I think 150 watt ones like in the URL will keep the temps above 15*F no matter what. I'm going to order two of them, but first I'm going to call the local pet store to be sure that I can't save shipping costs.
     
  2. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

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    I have one that is 75 watts and is blue. Works good.
     
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:I just called my local Specks pet store, and they have the 150 watt black reptile light for $6.49. Gotta go; she's holding them for me.
     
  4. A.J.'s

    A.J.'s Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can someone tell me ? If im stranded in an unheated building over night and I have a heat bulb that brings the temp up to 0 degrees, am I a happier camper?
    seems to me the only difference would be that it would take me 10 minutes rather than 5 to freeze to death.
     
  5. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.J.'s :

    Can someone tell me ? If im stranded in an unheated building over night and I have a heat bulb that brings the temp up to 0 degrees, am I a happier camper?
    seems to me the only difference would be that it would take me 10 minutes rather than 5 to freeze to death.

    Uh......you're not a chicken. Humans and chickens have a couple differences between them.


    jeremy​
     
  6. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it is that cold here too- and I am tempted to bring all the girls in and set them up in my utility room...just because I am a wimp, and it would save me from having to go outside to care for them.
     
  7. TXmom

    TXmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    A.J.'s :

    Can someone tell me ? If im stranded in an unheated building over night and I have a heat bulb that brings the temp up to 0 degrees, am I a happier camper?
    seems to me the only difference would be that it would take me 10 minutes rather than 5 to freeze to death.

    Somehow, even in the dead of winter, there are wild animals out there who are living without a building and without a heat bulb. Animals are built different than people. We are doing what we can to keep our pets as comfortable as possible.​
     
  8. Chic-n-farmer

    Chic-n-farmer Showers of Blessings

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  9. NCchickenlady

    NCchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A.J.'s :

    Can someone tell me ? If im stranded in an unheated building over night and I have a heat bulb that brings the temp up to 0 degrees, am I a happier camper?
    seems to me the only difference would be that it would take me 10 minutes rather than 5 to freeze to death.

    I guess it would depend on if I found you at the 5 minute or 10 minute mark..

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