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White or Red bulb for heat lamp

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SteveMadonnaJ, May 2, 2016.

  1. SteveMadonnaJ

    SteveMadonnaJ In the Brooder

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    What heat lamp bulb does everyone use in their brooder heat lamp? Red/White? Advantages/Disadvantages?
     

  2. Jenna14Chicken

    Jenna14Chicken Songster

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    I'm not sure which is better I use red I use to use white
     
  3. RonC

    RonC Songster

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    Most recommend a red one. Doesn't interfere with their sleep pattern. Make sure it says safe for brooders. Some have a Teflon coating, bad for chicks. My first were raised under a white light and did ok.
     
  4. SteveMadonnaJ

    SteveMadonnaJ In the Brooder

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    Currently I am using a white one with approximately 2 wk old chicks. I keep a thermometer in the box to keep an eye on the temp, and adjust the lamp according to temp.
     
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Songster

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    X2. We've used both. In addition to the red not interfering with their sleep cycle it does seem to last longer. As Ron C said, make sure it isn't Teflon coated. That is dangerous and can kill chicks.
     

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