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Brooders & Chick Boxes item created by Chubby Chicken, Jan 22, 2012
Pros - Chicks love it
Cons - Takes up some amount of space rather than a heat lamp
It is an amazing device for keeping the chicks warm. It does owever take up alot of space depending on the size of the brooder you have your chicks in. Im giving this a 5 because the heatlamp makes the whole brooder warm and if the chicks get to hot they can't escape the heat. When you have this product, it heats a certain amount of space so that if your chicks get to hot, than they can run out from under it. I would much rather this product over the heatlamps. This only has to be plugged in rather than wasting money on more heat bulbs. I Definatly recommend to anyone who is trying to decide between heat lamp and this.
Pros - Very safe. Won't catch fire. Does a great job of keeping chicks toasty and at the right temperature. Has adjustment heights for growing chicks.
Cons - The tabs on the side to adjust the element seem a little flimsy. I am concerned they may crack and break. Says it can accomodate 20 chicks. I am not sure that is accurate. I have 14 chicks under it and that's pushing it.
This product has been amazing! I was concerned about a light and the possibility of a fire hazard but this item works like a charm. There is no danger of fire. It hold the correct temperature. The chicks love it. They easily come and go. I haven't lost any chicks in the brooder this is my second year being the chicken tender. I highly recommend this product. It is a little pricey, considerably more than a hanging light, but I think the safety aspect outweighs the cost by leaps and bounds. You can also order directly from Brinsea.com and usually find a better price than other online stores.
Pros - CHICKS USE IT WHEN THEY NEED TO, AND LEAVE IT WHEN THEIR WARM.
Cons - HAVENT FOUND ANY YET, OTHER THAN POOP ON TOP
ITS GREAT, I LOVE IT, MY CHICKS LOVE IT. WORKS WELL AND DOES EXACTLY WHAT IT SHOULD.
Pros - Can't burn anything, more natural option, takes less energy to warm, can move chicks out sooner
Cons - Little concerned about breaking the tabs holding it together, but so far so good
I LOVE this thing! It has been so handy this past year. Not only does it keep the chicks from getting too warm, the water doesn't heat up either.
It also works great as a brooder. I assisted a chick and a duckling and I couldn't put them under the hen, so I made a bowl out of wood chips and placed the ecoglow over top. Took a little time but it worked like a charm drying them off.
Pros - safer than a heat lamp, chicks stay quieter and happier, more natural, low electricity cost
Cons - too small for 20 chicks
This is a great way to heat your chicks. It is more natural and I would always pick this over the heat lamp. However, I want to go with a heating pad like MHP next time because it just looks cozier and even more natural, plus it's less expensive and DIY!
The only misleading thing is that it says it is for 20 chicks but that's likely only for very young chicks. As they grow, it fits less. We have only five chicks but opted for the 20 instead of the 10. It's a good thing we did because the 10 would have been too small once the chicks got a bit older.
Pros - doesn't heat up you whole room, allows you to keep older chickens in with chicks without the older ones over heating.
Cons - none!!
absoulutly amazing!! I will never use a heat lamp again!
Pros - everything
Cons - none
This was the BEST purchase I ever made to raise chicks. It simulates the heat of the mother without the light. Chicks have been familiar with night and day from hatching and have been tucking themselves in since. They loved it and so did we.
Pros - Never have to worry about a spot light, changing temperature or if they have enough heat.
Cons - Hard to get apart, use a screw driver! most expensive option
bought it on clearance for 74$ was kinda pricy, but with the piece of mind and comfort it allows the chicks a place to hide if needed or their first perch when they start testing out their wings. Got up several times to check on them the first few nights, they were all toasty warm and sound asleep, so that allowed me to sleep well so I had more time to spend singing and playing with them during the day. I will use this for years to come!
Pros - Chicks love it. Adjustable to the height of chicks as they grow. You can even put one side lower then the other so the chicks can be closer to the heat if they want.
Cons - None- way better then heat lamps.
I have a plastic chick brooder and using a heat lamp was always worrisome. Love this chick heater. The cord is very thin so I can still put the lid on the chick brooder. I also like how the cord disconnects in the middle in case you want to take the heater out but not have to unplug from the wall. I’ve never had a chick that was too cold or too hot using this. I trust it and I am thinking about trying one with my green Cheek Conures I raise.
Pros - Safe, even heat
No artificial lighting to confuse day/ night cycles
Cons - Hard to adjust the height