Brooder, Good deal or bad? What do you think?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by LoneCowboy, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I went to my local feed store today, and the owner asked if I wanted some brooders. What do I know about brooders? Anyway, he offered me this one and another large one (I think it's older) for $100 total. Was that a good deal? There's a lot of cleaning up and I'm not totally sure about the wiring since they've been outside for 10 years. So I thought I'd get your opinions.

  2. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Lack of replies must indicate I didn't get a good deal. [​IMG]
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Well, those are upwards of $900 brand new, so I'd say not too shabby! Hard to find one used, I would think.
  4. newdock

    newdock Songster

    Jul 14, 2007
    British Columbia
    Sounds like a good deal to me!!
  5. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    why cant i find a deal like that
  6. nccatnip

    nccatnip Songster

    Aug 5, 2007
    Piedmont area NC
    Looks good and probably a nice deal. Right now I am using everything I can get my hands on because my babies are growing so fast. Cardboard boxes seem to be my solution
  7. joanc

    joanc Songster

    Apr 26, 2007
    Shafer, MN
    If it works, I'd take that deal in a heartbeat!
  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Well, that's only one of them. The other one is about 5 individual brooders boxes that are stacked on a stand.

    I might clean those up and get them working and sell those. So yeah, they are going to need some work, but nothing beyond my abilities.

    Hope DH doesn't freak. He told me to get them, but then sometimes all he sees is the work involved and not the possibilities. at $50 each I hope I did ok.

    I'm sure all the wafers are blown I doubt that they would be any good after 10 years. But the switches might be ok, they are sealed. [​IMG] Well keep your fingers crossed that I can get them working
  9. eggchel

    eggchel Crowing

    Dec 26, 2006
    Both Coasts
    It was an excellent deal!!!
  10. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Excellent price but not really what I like to brood in. They are REALLY expensive new.

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