Recycled heating lamp from old movie camera for baby chicks

mangomoonDecember 27, 2011

I hope someone can help me here on this forum. I am looking for a way to reuse a set of vintage GE photo/film lamps that I have had in my family for many decades. These lamps sat on top of an old 8mm movie camera since the old camera's did not have self flash (or lights). The camera is long gone! The light set works great and the lamps are HOT! I remember my father using them to film the family and you could just feel the heat across the room.

Can anyone tell me if they could be used (propped somewhere) in a hen house to keep baby chicks warm? I hate to toss it out as I see no other use and I thought someone in farming might be able to use them. Thanks for any advice!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I would start out with one lamp and put it maybe a foot over the area where the chicks will be, with a thermometer you should be able to find the right distance. Fried chicken is not as good with the feathers on, ;)

    Bookmark   December 31, 2011 at 10:24AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Where is the best place to buy farm land?
I'm currently somewhat young and I live in a former...
Deer Fencing - New 8' or Interior 4'
I have about 4.5 acres we want to enclose (tired of...
buying land in premature stages?
Hi, I was looking online for land to buy and ran across...
Drying tumeric
Hi all, I've just harvested my first batch of tumeric...
Where are homesteaders going these days?
I was reading through some of the older forums and...
Sponsored Products
Oversized Antique Cast Iron Wall Register
Signature Hardware
Silhouette Table Lamp by Global Views
$997.50 | Lumens
Dorian Bronze 25-Inch Two-Light Outdoor Wall Light
$419.00 | Bellacor
Letters to Paris Giclee Set of Four Shades 3x6x5 (Clip-On)
$49.99 | Lamps Plus
Scatter Giclee Pendant Chandelier
Lamps Plus
Wine Label Glass Cutting Board
$11.99 | zulily
Bolla Bronze Three-Light Bath Fixture with Garnet Glass
$432.00 | Bellacor
Scrolled Taper Wall Sconce with Glass by Hubbardton Forge
$256.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™