Does anyone have the GQF 0534 Brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PurpleChicken, Dec 5, 2008.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    dbcooper02 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an older model. The top one on this stack. Its a lot easier to deal with than cardboard boxes or plastic totes or stuff of that nature. The others are older Brower models. Lots and lots of chicks in about 16sq. ft. of floor space
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  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Thank you so much dncooper02. Handling chicks in a limited floorspace is
    my goal.

    Do you prefer the Brower or GQF? Do they sit on the same footprint?
    I'd like to eventually have 2 brooders with 5 grow out cages.

    Thanks!!!
     
  4. AilsVonHelson

    AilsVonHelson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Seems the link is broken, to me.


    The older model seems nice, so if that's indication i think it'll work excellently. In fact, i might look into my own. (I will be raising chicks w/ limited space.)
     
  5. poultrylady

    poultrylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one of those Gqf 0534 brooders. I love it. Mine sets in the hatching area of the barn, with no heat in the barn. I have just hatched chicks in it now and they are doing great, it was 28 degrees here last night and they stay nice and warm in it. I have had mine for a little over a year and I use it non stop. I hatch year round and it does not matter how cold it gets outside they do just fine. But I do live in southeast Tn. so the coldest it usually gets here in the winter is probably around 18 degrees or so. The only thing I don't like about it is all the plastic on it, trays and sides. My old Browers are all metal. Oh yea, it has been running all this time and I have yet to put another wafer in it.
     
  6. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    That looks a lot like the one Charlie left me, I'll have to go see if there is a tag on it. Wish they weren't so darn big, I don't have room for it.
     

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