Warning: Watch out for those heat lamps

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pne123, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. pne123

    pne123 In the Brooder

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    Had the chickens in the new coop. Forgot to turn the lamp off during the day and it feel to the floor and burned a hole thru the 3/8" plywood floor. Lucky it never ignited and the chickens were not locked in.
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  2. silkie freak 22

    silkie freak 22 Songster

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    wow thats lucky one time one of my silkies caught on fire and it didnt know it
    them things is dangerous haha:D
     
  3. babyspice35

    babyspice35 Songster

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    Those suckers are dangerous.

    Imagine if it fell on a chickie :,( ... Godforbid
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast

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    Someone Upstairs is looking out for you... what is the floor made of? You are truly BLESSED.

    And it's a good warning for anyone here who broods chicks
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Glad it was just a close call. Thanks for the reminder.

    Imp
     
  6. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Songster

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] I cannot believe it didn't start a fire. WOW. Someone was watching out for you today. Wow.
     
  7. Judy

    Judy Crowing

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    Heat lamps should always be "double hung." There needs to be a backup hanger in case one fails. Sometimes those clamps just pop off. I use a piece of plastic coated wire clothesline.

    You were lucky. People have burned their house and coop down with those things.
     
  8. I don't trust those clamps. If I hang a heat lamp, I always use two pieces of wire, so there is a back up.
     
  9. tunaoftheland

    tunaoftheland Songster

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    Yikes! That is an impressive hole. Thank God it didn't set your coop on fire! I'll be double hanging mine from now on!
     
  10. krazycow6

    krazycow6 Songster

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    Wow you got lucky on that one.
     

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