what kind of heat lamp are you guys using

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ashtray, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i will be getting 13 chicks on march the 9th and was wondering what heat lamp you guys are using ... also does anyone make a controlled thermostat that will keep the light at a certain temp .... post links to the thermostat if you can
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use a red infared heat bulb 250 watt. then put the bulb about 18 inches from the floor. If it is too close the chicks will form a circle around the light. If it is to far away they will huddle together under the light. Better to be a little to close than to far away. Using the color of red reducing them pecking on each other.
     
  4. PQ

    PQ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are inside if I dont have a broody hen, I just use a plastic tote and a clip on 60 watt light from walmart, then I can adjust up or down depending on how much heat is needed.
     
  5. Galloloco

    Galloloco Out Of The Brooder

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    I use the same thermostat that azelgin uses. I have tried the ceramic bulbs (150w and 250w) and they have all failed (maybe my fault). I now use 250W red bulbs
     
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  6. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:Ditto. Mine is just about 14 inches from the floor so they stay a little further away until early morning when it's 55 outside and then they huddle a little closer to the light.
     
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  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I use a 60 watt incandescent bulb in my brooder lamp. The light does not seem to bother them. They still eat, sleep and poop. I have a bracket that I attached it to over my brooder so I can cover the brooder on really cold nights to keep the warmth in for the chicks. I don't have a thermostat but use a wireless digital thermometer to monitor the temperature in the brooder. It has an alarm on it that can be set to a certain temperature and will make a sound if the temp gets below what it's set to,
     
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  8. Superior Chicks

    Superior Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Zoo Med 250 watt infared red heat lamp. REAL glass...not painted. All glass so NO white light is emitted.

    Best price at petsolutions.com

    Ma
     
  9. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I use a 250 watt red heat bulb.
     
  10. ashtray

    ashtray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks [​IMG] thats what i was looking for
     

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