What wattage heat lamp?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rookiechookie, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Rookiechookie

    Rookiechookie Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering what wattage heat lamp I Would need for my chicks that will be in their brooder box for 5 weeks. the climate that I live in gets down to 30F (0C) at nighttime and that will get up to 70F (20C) in the daytime.
    Help would be appreciated.
     
  2. junebuggena

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  3. Folly's place

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    With a heat lamp and such a huge temp gradient, it's very important to have plenty of space, with the heat source at one side or end of the brooder area, and the other end cooler. The first week, about 90 to 95 degrees at the warmest spot under the lamp, and space to get away from that heat. You will need a thermometer and some days and nights to set things up for the babies before they arrive. Use a red lamp, and after the chicks arrive, watch them for their comfort level. Then raise the lamp over time, or change out the wattage to cooler as they grow. Mary
     
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    Also double or triple attach the lamp! Prevent fires! Mary
     

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