Brooder heaters

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by logs and chicks, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. logs and chicks

    logs and chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help. Looking for opinions and advice on the. BRinsea ecoglow. versus the Premier1 heat plate for brooder
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    HTTP://www.sweeterheater.com
    Calculate price per sq. Inch of heating space.
    Can be side, top or flat mounted.
    These are what Gail Damrow ,the famous poultry author uses.

    Best,
    Karen
     
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  3. logs and chicks

    logs and chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for replying
     
  4. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Go to the mama heating pad thread. I made a "hen" for $13 and she has a controller that makes her cool enough for use in a house OR warm enough to be out in a coop with nights well below freezing. Best.brooder.ever.
     
  5. logs and chicks

    logs and chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I will. [​IMG]
     
  6. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    And just how exactly does one sanitize a warm cloth heating pad that chicks have been climbing all over?
    Best,
    Karen
     
  7. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    The pad is plastic. Covers can be washed.
     
  8. wades7

    wades7 Out Of The Brooder

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    I bought both, the brinsea eco for 20 chicks,
    it is kind of on the small side and oh was it hard to get those legs on and after plugging it up and the chicks under it
    I loved it
    although hated that the chicks were crawling all over the top within a week so Tried putting tin foil or paper towels but with chicks they move that around

    Anyway bought the premier 1 which states up to 25 (its a tad bigger then brinsea smaller model) and bought the topper too, and loved it even more.. and its so easy to adjust the legs and the chicks cant climb on top and hey its ever cuter then the brinsea .. I love brinsea incubators but premier 1 has them beat on the brooders and I may be looking to add another brooder and its going to be premier 1
     
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  9. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    That neat Wade!!
    Glad It's working out for you .
    Best,
    Karen
     

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