Eco-Brooder

Discussion in 'Quail' started by cva34, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. cva34

    cva34 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone useing Brinsea Eco-Brooder.I recently got one from Randel-Burke Co.Just haven,t used it yet .Planing to in next month.7L farms kind of triggered the ??? in a recent post.I'm asking for TIPS and Helpful info and Do's and Don'ts...cva34 THXs
     
  2. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess you know I have the ECO 50 the bigger one. There great no worry about cooking the birds & no fires. Mine you can adjust the legs simply screwing them in or out this enables the biddies to get on the warm side or the hot side. No more heat lamps for me. I couldn't sleep at night worrying about those lamps.
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I had to send my first one back due to frayed wires.. customer service didn't seem to care until i mentioned my husband said it was a fire hazard..
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I have both sizes, the EcoGlow20 and 50 models. They are foolproof EXCEPT they do not perform as effectively in really cold locations. Not that big a problem if you have quite a few chicks to huddle together under it. But I've used mine in the coop down to the high 20s. They work best around 40 degrees or above ambient temperature.

    I love them! Better yet, the chicks love them. :p. Snuggle under, snuggle at the edges when they don't need as much warmth, dash in and out from underneath them all the time, returning underneath to warm up again. No light shining on them at all, so there is a more natural diurnal cycle.

    The only drawback I fins is that they're opaque so you can't see the babies when they are underneath 'em. Don't want to lift up the unit just to peek at the chicks (okay, I WANT to, but resist the urge).

    Easy to clean, the 50 is much easier to adjust the height, and the power adapter cords are plenty long to set them up some distance from an outlet. The 50 has the longest cord.

    I am never going back to heat lamps again!
     
  5. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used heat lamps & all I did was get up every 10 minutes to make sure nothing was on fire are that the birds weren't cooked.Your right you can't see them but atleast you know their safe.I agree no more heat lamps for me.
     

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