watt and temp for brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pefferlawchicken, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. pefferlawchicken

    pefferlawchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hey i have 2 chicks hatching april 4th and 17 hatching april 9th and i want to know what type of heat source to but , i have a goose neck desk lamp and i need to know what type of heat bulb to buy what watt???
     
  2. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i use one red 250 watt light bulb 18 inchs above chicks for the( temp of 95 deg) first week then move it up each week to drop the temp 5 deg each week
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    If your brooder box is in the house I only use a 100 watt light bulb in my heat lamp. If they are to be kept out in an unheated garage or building then a 250 heat bulb is good. Not sure what a desk lamp wattage limit is.
     

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