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anyone tried a sweeter heater instead of brooder bulb arrangement?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by susannemw, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am considering a Sweeter Heater purchase for my chick brooder box and later on my coop to keep the water from freezing. Anyone have any feedback?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I would go for a Brinsea EcoGlo unit for the brooder, instead. It's designed for that purpose. And is less expensive.

    However, I don't think it will be useful as a water warmer or coop heater.
     
  3. Sorin

    Sorin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had never heard of it so I just looked it up. Looks like a great idea to me![​IMG] I just bought a ceramic heat emitter for my upcoming brood or I would have gotten one of them!
     
  4. elmo

    elmo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They show one of their units being used as a chick brooder, right on their website:

    http://www.sweeterheater.com/bizweb.asp

    You would need to secure it really well so it couldn't fall down and crush the chicks underneath, though.
     
  5. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Do you mean you don't think the sweeter heater would be good for coop heating, or the ecoglo?
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Mine in use.

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    And I was suggesting the EcoGlow wouldn't be suitable for coop or water warming, sorry I didn't make that more clear.
     
  7. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look at those happy babies! It seems like a safer option to a bulb with my kids around. I hope it works well!
     
  8. JerseyHen

    JerseyHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:How many chicks can get under that? The site says 20 chicks or ducklings, I have about 30ish coming (you know, chicken math). Think it would be ok? I don't want to buy 2, otherwise I think I will go with the ceramic lamp.
     
  9. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Quote:It looks like they have eye-hooks in each side and it's hanging- so you could adjust it!

    I'm intrigued.
     
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Ooooohh! And you'll notice the various sizes and wattages used...it would save a ton of money from the 250W bulbs I use.

    Smaller carbon footprint is always a good thing.

    http://www.sweeterheater.com/page2.asp
     

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