What heat lamp bulb to use?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by JewelBirds, Mar 27, 2018.

  1. JewelBirds

    JewelBirds Songster

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  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    I do not have permission to access your links, but if it's "Producer's Pride" and for poultry, it's definitely not Teflon coated.
     
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  3. JewelBirds

    JewelBirds Songster

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    Oh that's weird I'm not sure why that is. Thank you
     
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  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I normally use a Brinsea brooder plate, but it's in use for other chicks. I use the smaller red ones sometimes, but decided to try reptile infrared bulbs this hatch. I'm loving them!
     
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  5. springvalley123

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    I have lots of spare bulbs of the first type you show, they're fine. And if the chicks get too hot, you can raise the bulb to make it further away from the chicks. I had them in a bathtub in the house for a few days, and hung the bulb on a bar that went the length of the tub. I could easily raise/lower the lamp, and I had it on a timer because the room got too hot with the bulb on all the time (small bathroom).
     
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  6. FlyingNunFarm

    FlyingNunFarm Crossing the Road

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    Either of those would be fine. You want to make sure the socket you put it in can handle the 250 w.

    (You would find the Teflon coated ones for keeping food warm. More likely in a restaurant supply store.)
     
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  7. Ruralhideaway

    Ruralhideaway Crowing

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    There are 2 different red heat bulbs made by ZooMed that are labeled bird safe and uncoated. In the reptile section at pet stores. 40-150 watt options I believe. They have a bunch but I only get the ones labeled for birds, it's right on the box.
     
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  8. Birdinhand

    Birdinhand Crowing

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    definitely check out the Mother Heating Pad (MHP) option if you haven't already, it's my favorite so far!
     

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