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EcoGlow 50 - the Larger Chick Brooder

83% Positive Reviews


Pros: No fire hazard

Cons: Can't see the chicks

I had a bad experience with both the large & small ones of these. The chicks would pile up underneath & I would have to lift it up daily to remove dead chicks. You can't see the chicks underneath there so you have to pick it up to check on their health & welfare. It was a good idea, but doesn't work so great.


Pros: Safe, easy

Cons: Some chicks will roost and poop on the top

The above reviews say most of why we love this brooder - safe, effective, and cozy. I'd add that it maintains a normal sleep/wake cycle for the chicks. Unlike light-brooded chicks, that will often poke around all night long and stay quite noisy, EcoGlow brooded chicks settle in as night falls and sleep until first light. It's wonderful to see them stretched out like little lambs, heads and necks outside the brooder and bodies warm inside. I think it helps them eat and digest more effectively; they are enthusiastic and active in the morning with empty crops like they should have. They tuck themselves in with full "tummies." VERY highly recommended. 


Pros: Easy to use, low electric use

Cons: None!

This product has made brooding new chicks infinately easier!  No worries about burning the birds, the coop or the bedding.  The adjustable (screw type) legs make adjusting this item super easy.  The top does become a 'roosting platform' for older chicks - but is very easily cleaned with just a flat-bladed tool (like a plastic putty knife you'd use to fill nail holes in walls with) and a bit of water - of course if it's unplugged!


Speaking of the plug - it's a generous 10+' long!  Much like a laptop cord, there is a box 1/2 way up the cord, so the part that the chicks are around is really thin and easy to put through any size mesh neeting lid. 


Despite the high cost of this item, I found I could keep 25 birds happily warm until they were a month old (meat birds that had reached nearly 2 lbs each!).  Well worth the cost.  If you are brooding smaller batches (say under 10), I'd consider the smaller Ecoglow 20.  But if you're doing large numbers of birds, this is the one to get for your chicks!


Pros: no fire risk

I just ordered this it was on sale for 109.99 that is $20. off the list price at Brinsea I will be able to sleep without worrying my house will catch on fire with the lamps. I had a new bulb blow out on me after a week luckily I had a back up bulb to use. Rated a five for safety


Pros: Simple to use, Not a fire hazard in my barn

Cons: Gets dirty fast, not good very very cold temps

I have the Ecoglo 20 ( a smaller size model) and love it. It works fantastically for raising newly hatched chicks chicks  The only downfall it has is that it doesn't work well a very low temps so I need to keep an eye on the nightly lows for a late fall batch of chicks 


Pros: Uses radiant heat to keep chicks warm. Adjustable heights. Saves in electricity and no risk of fire.

Cons: Can't see chicks underneath.

I own both sizes of the Brinsea EcoGlow Chick Brooder and I love them and highly recommend them to everyone interested in raising baby chicks.  Not only did I save on electricity, but I didn't have to worry about pine shavings or paper towels catching on fire.  The EcoGlow is easy to clean and set up.  No need to worry about adjusting heat lamps every week.  Chicks go under the EcoGlow when they are cold and come out when they are hungry, thirsty, or want to play.


The EcoGlow 20 was $59.99 and the EcoGlow 50 was $129.99.

EcoGlow 50 - the Larger Chick Brooder

he EcoGlow brooder is a clean, safe, tough and extremely economical chick brooder with a a highly efficient low cost heating system. Designed for newly hatched (poultry) chicks to keep them snug and warm and your electricity bills low. An indicator light confirms the brooder is connected. The EcoGlow brooder top can also be used to keep your breeder or pet birds warm. For this purpose, you would place it on the side of the cage where the perches are attached so that they can nestle close to it whilst on the perch. 2 years warranty

FeatureDimensions: ~ 22 x 16 x 9 inches (56 x 41 x 23 cm) high
Package Quantity1
Product GroupPet Products
Product Type NamePET_SUPPLIES
TitleEcoGlow 50 - the Larger Chick Brooder
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