The right light?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Poultryraiser, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Poultryraiser

    Poultryraiser Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, what kind of light do you think is the best for chicks eyes? Red frosted or clear. (under 150 watts) [​IMG]
     
  2. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    How 'bout NO LIGHT? I use a ceramic heat bulb used for reptiles..... [​IMG]
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've always used the red light. During the day the room light is on so they get more light that way.
     
  4. Poultryraiser

    Poultryraiser Out Of The Brooder

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    How much is the ceramic bulb?
    The price $ [​IMG]
     
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  5. modenacart

    modenacart Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does keeping the light on 24/7 not drive the chicks insane?
     
  6. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    I got a 165 watt ceramic bulb on Ebay for $10.50 plus a couple bucks for shipping. It keeps my brooder, which is a 45 gal. rubbermaid tote, at 95. I love it, I can't wait to use it next month!
     
  7. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Yeah I can't remember the price, but not much - and worth it to me that my chicks knew night from day and could get into a nice routine. It would start getting dark in their room (spare room) and they would all just flop down in little fluffy piles! [​IMG] When they got to about 2 weeks they figured out the roost thing..... they look so darn cute Roosting when they're so little!
     
  8. Poultryraiser

    Poultryraiser Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know were you can get one?
     
  9. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any petshop that sells reptiles will carry them. Petsmart definitely has them, but they are expensive. Shop around. They are with the red heat lamps. Look on Ebay, though. Put in "ceramic reptile" or "reptile heat*". You can probably save quite a bit.
     
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  10. Poultryraiser

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    I tryed to order from e-bay once befor but i can loggin. Dont you have to pay for e-bay?
     

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