Brinsea EcoGlow brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MuranoFarms, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    Does anybody use this? Dh just bought me one. It's a bit small for bantams but seems to work well. Interesting concept.

    Anybody have experience with it?
     
  2. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought one back in May and used it with the turkeys I hatched out over Memorial Day weekend. They seemed to enjoy it and it worked well. I started with the lowest height setting and then had to move it up as they grew rapidly. After they were about 7 or 8 days old they actually began to jump up and sit on top of it, and seemed to enjoy the warmth there.

    I think it is a nice, gentle heat and seems less likely to overheat and possibly cause a fire than a lightbulb. It's kind of small, though, so probably only good for a limited number of birds, less than say a dozen max.
     
  3. MuranoFarms

    MuranoFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Boyers, Pa
    I have silkies under it now and actually had to fold up a hand towel and put it underneath to give them some height. They seem to love it though. It's supposed to cover 20 chicks, but I don't know about that! lol
     

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