I'm wondering if anyone out there has experience with propane brooders for small scale meat bird production (50-200 chicks at a time). I'd like to know what kind of fuel consumption I can expect and if there are some more efficient than others. Electricity is not really an option in my situation. Any info would be apprectiated as I will probably be building a dedicated brooder house here in the near future.
Experience with propane brooders?
345 to 3,450 BTUhr http://www.gasolecamerica.com/album6_005.htm
225 BTUHR and up http://www.sbm-international.net/elevage/product-line
These are industrial agriculture products. For smaller scale poultry the pig rearing sizes would be more suitable.