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EcoGlow 50 - the Larger Chick Brooder

Average User Rating:
4.66667/5,

Recent User Reviews

  1. Joyryder
    5/5,
    "Calmer chicks"
    Pros - Safer
    Cons - Cleaning the top
    Love it. The chicks get a break from the lights at night and are much quieter. I bought this one because the legs are a screw in type and were higher rated than the smaller one. The size is over kill, I usually have 25 or less chicks. I just wish I had it sooner.
    Overall:
    5
  2. TattooedMama
    5/5,
    "Love it"
    Pros - No fire risk, less electricity usage, chicks are happier, adjustable
    Cons - NONE
    I have this and use it for all my different types of poultry. Chicks seem to do much better on this than lights. I would suggest getting 2 smaller ones over one larger one though. By 4 weeks they do not need it (if you brood indoors). I assumed the bigger one would mean more room underneath but realistically they don't use it that long to need the additional space. Also, the larger one is harder to fit in most makeshift brooders in storage tubs, etc. Other that that i love this thing and plan to get more. They make me feel much safer and it gives the chick more control over finding their comfort level without being overheated or fried by a burning red light.
    Overall:
    5
  3. Deerfield Acres
    5/5,
    "Worth every penny"
    Pros - Chicks love it, efficient
    Cons - 50 chicks will outgrow it rather quickly
    We've owned this for a couple years now and it's still going strong. Had a 39 hour power outage this week and this kept 57, 1 week old chicks warm and safe with no piling, while pulling a small amount of power from the generator that was running multiple fridge/freezers (7 kids). The next morning we moved their large brooder into an insulated part of the shop and set up both the EcoGlow50 and added a heat lamp so they wouldn't have to be shoulder to shoulder. There was a big jump in use of power. The generator could handle it but with the heatlamp risks and power usage, I've decided it's worth the investment in a second EcoGlow50. I have had heatlamps explode when I wasn't around and lost chicks that were attracted to the shiny bits. After this experience, I am ordering a second EcoGlow50 and eliminating the heatlamps. I've decided that, yes, they are a bit pricey but are worth it if you are going to be raising chicks over time.
    Overall:
    5
    Purchase Price:
    160.00
    Purchase Date:
    2013-03-04

User Comments

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  1. Thassa
    I've raised many chicks under both sizes. Never had a problem.
  2. Thassa
    I've raised many chicks under both sizes. Never had a problem.
  3. FridayYet
    Has worked perfectly for me for 2 years. I love it, and the chicks get used to the day/night cycle.
  4. FridayYet
    Has worked perfectly for me for 2 years. I love it, and the chicks get used to the day/night cycle.
  5. Joyryder
    BTW I paid $159 for it at Amazon and it's still available for that price,
  6. Joyryder
    BTW I paid $159 for it at Amazon and it's still available for that price,
  7. Deerfield Acres
    LOL! We have 8 "kids", as in children. Thought a clarification may be in order.
  8. Deerfield Acres
    LOL! We have 8 "kids", as in children. Thought a clarification may be in order.
  9. Deerfield Acres
    We have 8 kids and only two actual reports of "blowing up". I suspect said bulbs had a little help "blowing", I didn't personally witness the phenomena myself. Perhaps a little overzealous raking of the bedding? A little water on the bulb? I don't know. Shattered and scattered, for certain. We have a homemade brooder box with the light bulbs facing horizontally instead of hanging down vertically, so a bit easier for the kids to accidently aid in "blowing up". It was truly an unpleasant experience for them both times so I'm sure it wasn't intentional. I have been unfortunate, indeed, having only been raising chickens since 2012, whereas you've been using them for decades with only so much as the "lights out"! So far, the Eco Glow hasn't succumbed to any of their abuse or mine, for which I am extremely grateful. :)

    You might suggest the EcoGlo 5000 to the company or run it by the Shark Tank people! Heaven knows with goats and chickens the extra money would be nice. LOL!

    Thank you for taking the time to clarify that bulbs blow up far more rarely than I have been lead to believe. I am not one who enjoys remaining ignorant, if I can help it.
  10. Deerfield Acres
    We have 8 kids and only two actual reports of "blowing up". I suspect said bulbs had a little help "blowing", I didn't personally witness the phenomena myself. Perhaps a little overzealous raking of the bedding? A little water on the bulb? I don't know. Shattered and scattered, for certain. We have a homemade brooder box with the light bulbs facing horizontally instead of hanging down vertically, so a bit easier for the kids to accidently aid in "blowing up". It was truly an unpleasant experience for them both times so I'm sure it wasn't intentional. I have been unfortunate, indeed, having only been raising chickens since 2012, whereas you've been using them for decades with only so much as the "lights out"! So far, the Eco Glow hasn't succumbed to any of their abuse or mine, for which I am extremely grateful. :)

    You might suggest the EcoGlo 5000 to the company or run it by the Shark Tank people! Heaven knows with goats and chickens the extra money would be nice. LOL!

    Thank you for taking the time to clarify that bulbs blow up far more rarely than I have been lead to believe. I am not one who enjoys remaining ignorant, if I can help it.

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