What would a blue bulb be used for?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Birdgirl, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    I found a blue bulb (looks like a red heat lamp) in with my grandpas things. Im just curious as to what it would be for? Is it safe for chicken coops?
    I googled it I guess its called a "blue flood lamp"
     
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  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    I wouldn't put them under a blue light, myself.
     
  3. donnavee

    donnavee Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
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  5. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is just a blue flood light not a heat lamp bulb. For outdoor purposes mostly around your yard rather than standard white. Sure you could use indoors too but not for chickens.
     
  6. Birdgirl

    Birdgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2009
    Indiana
    will it hurt them?
     
  7. I actually was about to post a thread about the same thing. I bought one to use this Christmas and wanted to know what I could use it for chicken wise!
     
  8. NorthernMama

    NorthernMama Out Of The Brooder

    It is possible to use the purple "night" lights (heat light for reptiles that you buy for aquariums) - when my girls were still chicks, they preferred that light over the red heat light. A flood light is as mentioned above, more for a decoration/mood setter.
     
  9. duckinnut

    duckinnut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Won't hurt them but not sure what purpose it could be used for.
     
  10. crazyhen

    crazyhen Overrun With Chickens

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    The blue bulb works better than any bulb to stop pecking. .that's what it was used for. When a light was required for heat but pecking was a a problem then the blue bulb was used. Hope this helps.
     

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