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raeburg

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Re: heat lamps
« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2009, 21:44 »
I hatch hundreds of eggs, and I only use a 60 watt light bulbs, just altering the hieght when needed, but I do like the idea of the electric chickens.

Michelle xx

are electric chickens the battery one :D   ....   :tongue2:

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Re: heat lamps
« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2009, 22:23 »
I think 150w is a bit strong for just a few chicks Lisa, but try altering the height, get a thermometer and put it on the bottom of the brooder box under the lamp and see what it reads.  Should be 32-35C depending on what books you read! :)

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Re: heat lamps
« Reply #17 on: August 24, 2009, 03:19 »
If it's an IR lamp it should be ok but if you aren't sure Well's has reasonably priced IR bulbs.  Try the Philips 175W low energy ones which are much more robust than the normal ruby ones, a lot of which are low quality and susceptable to the filament being easily broken by being knocked.  Personally I prefer the IR bulbs with low visible light output so they aren't under a constant glare of bright light.

http://www.chicken-house.co.uk/acatalog/Heat_Lamps.html

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Re: heat lamps
« Reply #18 on: August 24, 2009, 08:06 »
this heat lamp is very dull(it is a infrared bulb) when on but does emit good heat ,will do a dry run with thermometre before puting any chicks in and see what happens  :)
« Last Edit: August 24, 2009, 08:08 by lisa80 »



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