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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DangerChickenHouse, Feb 3, 2012.
It's blinding when I look at it. Will it hurt my chicks?
Are you using a heat light or a standard light bulb? I would suggest a red light instead. I don't think it will hurt there eyes.
A standard lightbulb.
I'm on lock down right now. It's day 19. It just NOW occured to me that the light bulb might be blinding.
I have never used a regular white light bulb. I get the 250 watt red heat light from tractor supply. Just make sure they have room to get away from the heat if needed.
Oh no. I think I might need to do some quick re-thinking.
I have a foam cooler from the corner gas station. It's not too big. I'm using a 15 watt bulb and it keeps the cooler at 100 degrees. Half of the cooler is taken up by a bread pan filled with water covered with hardware cloth. The other half is my cat's food dish, which holds my eggs.
Needless to say, there isn't much room for movement.
I've always hatched with white light, and My brooder bulb is a white cause I couldn't find a red one last year due to chick days at tsc. I've never had a problem, and many healthy babies.
Relax. If it hurts their eyes they'll avoid it.
Thanks. If they do hatch, then I might build a brooder. We'll see.....