Originally Posted by melroseladi
Could you make a small version of a hover brooder but use the heating element instead of bulbs? It is basically an open bottomed box on legs, so it is raised off the floor, with the heat inside. The chicks run under the opening to get warm.
This is what I'm thinking of. I guess I need to know if it will put off enough heat without getting to hot.
I have this big old brooder that I love. It has a thermostats and heating elements and works great.
The one I will make needs to go into this plastic tub
This isn't the best photo but I've seen others use this blue tub for a brooder.
I'm debating about using plexiglass so we can see the chicks. To keep the heat under it I would fashion so kind of curtain that the chicks would run under.