Using a forced fan Heater and a CFL bulb in the brooder box

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lute, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. Lute

    Lute Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2012
    Albuquerque, NM
    This was not my idea, let me just get this out of the way.

    My boyfriend wants to use a small heater he'd picked up at Walmart to keep the brooder box warm (it has a temp setting for 70, 75, 80, and 85 degrees) and replace the 100 watt lightbulb I had been using with a CFL for light only. Is this a good idea or a bad idea? Will the mercury in the bulb hurt my little ones? They're only a week old (1 week yesterday) and seem to like the temperature around 77 degrees (which is almost the temperature as the rest of the house).

    Thanks in advance.


    I just realized I posted this in the wrong section. I'm sorry!
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012

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