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Wattage?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cluck2020, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. Cluck2020

    Cluck2020 New Egg

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    Is a 125 Light Bulb Wattage Ok for my 12 red star chicks that are coming?
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    Last edited: Apr 4, 2009
  2. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
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    The way to answer that question is to get a thermometer, put it under the light in a place in the brooder, and see if its the right temp (95F)
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    In the house - yes. Outside, probably not. I agree the best way to know is to put a thermometer in the brooder and make sure it gets to 95 degrees. You will want to decrease temp by 5 degrees per week.
     

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