thermostat in the brooder

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  1. Paul Wheaton

    Paul Wheaton Well-Known Member

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    Can anybody recommend a thermostat that could be used on a light bulb style brooder?
     
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    I really don't understand. Are you expecting the thermostat to turn the light off?

    As long as there is enough space for your birds, they will regulate the temperature by how close (or how far) they are from the light. I never had a problem with it last year, and brooded 2 batches. (never had a problem with them drinking or eating either, and I put the waterer and the feeder in the middle of the brooder (with the lamp on the end).

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    Northern tool carries one that is for greenhouses. You can plug any heating device you want into it and set the temp.
     
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    I have a couple that you can plug the lights into, then it plugs into a regular outlet. I got them with a bunch of stuff I bought, but I have never used them. I'll sell them to you for $10/each, if you want. They are pretty heavy duty.

    Jena
     
  6. Paul Wheaton

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    Go ahead and send me some e-mail. Any chance of getting a pic?