If using a heat-emitting bulb then a good reflector is essential. Using a reflector will trap the warmth and reflect it downwards making it much cosier for the chicks beneath it. The aluminium reflector offers a sense of protection for the chicks and will reduce unnecessary heat loss. We do not recommend using a heat emitter in a lamp holder without a reflector as the heat will all rise - remember hot air rises!
We have two sizes available. Both reflectors fit onto the ceramic bulb holder we have available for sale. Reflectors are NZ made.
This size reflector and wattage is ideal for up to 20 newly hatched chicks. Ideal size to use if using a large cardboard box as a chick brooder.
This size reflector is ideal for larger numbers of chicks - app. 24+ newly hatched chicks. Perfect for use in a shed or a chook house like one of our Apex or Large Hen Houses.