What kind of bulb?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mommysongbird, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    We haven't put together our Brooder box yet just getting things together and I was wondering what kind of bulb is best, 2nd best??
     
  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well you'll get variety of answers on here. But I've always used a 250 watt at first and then moved to a 100 watt as they get a little older.
     
  3. Mommysongbird

    Mommysongbird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2011
    Small Town, Virginia
    Quote:Any special brand name? Or just your everyday light bulb? I have seen these large bulbs at the farm supply that they sell for brooders, but was wondering if there is something else I can use. Trying to recycle as much as possible. [​IMG] We have a few of those spot lights like you would put outside, would something like that work??
     
  4. Michigan Transplant

    Michigan Transplant Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with the 250 RED bulb. I am using it on my 12 chicks I got almost 5 weeks ago and forgot about the eggs in the bator so for those three that hatched I am just using a regular light bulb but they are in my room where it is about 70 degrees and they are not staying under the light so they can't be cold or they would move. You might have to adjust the light as far as how close to the chicks it is but any size should be fine this time of the year. GOOD LUCK!
     
  5. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    depends on your set up...you'll need to keep those chicks warm. Start out temps around 95 degrees and decrease that by 5 degrees every week. I've heard of others using a standard 60 watt bulb, just make sure they stay warm and expectually if they are outside.
     

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