What is that one lamp you can use that's better than a heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by bantiehen, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. bantiehen

    bantiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 22, 2011
    I don't remember where I saw that lamp [​IMG] lol whoops it's better than a regular heat lamp you can use it when you have chicks brooding too and the light can be like 4 inches above the chicks. And it's not hot to the touch either.
  2. Barry Natchitoches

    Barry Natchitoches Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    Are you thinking about ceramic "bulb" heaters that you screw into the same reflector that you can use a heat lamp with?

    We use ceramic heaters in our chicken tractor because they are alot safer with chickens than are heat lamps.

    In the two main henhouses, we use flat panel ceramic heaters. They, too, are alot safer than traditional chicken coop heating sources.
  3. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2009
    Don't try to touch a ceramic heat bulb, though. They definitely get blazing hot. A 60 watt ceramic bulb nearly started a fire in our house when the bulb came within 2 inches of a table top. Burned a ring in the table in less than 10 minutes.
  4. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    The one that isn't hot to touch isn't really a heat lamp, but a brooder heater. The Brinsea Eco-Glow.

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