Eco glow or no?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PrincessLaundry, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. PrincessLaundry

    PrincessLaundry Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! Our family is expecting our first and only batch of bouncing baby chickies on 30 November. As we finalize items we are still trying to decide on purchasing the $80 EcoGlo or just go with a lamp for heating. We are a military family and know we will move in about 3 years. We have always moved around the world with pets, but unfortunately new babies will not happen again.

    My question: is the EcoGlo worth it for a one time deal? Is there a used place to purchase or sell this item afterwards. Ideas and suggestions will be great! We are so excited and just want the best for our babies!

    And my goofy iPad changed the spelling to in the title. Lovely.
     
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2015
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Not worth it for a one time deal. It will take a few broodings to recoup your investment in electric savings.

    I recommend ceramic heat emitters that you can screw into the brooder lamp sockets. They are more efficient, don't break as often and allow you to give chicks a light and dark period each day which is much better for them.

    This is just an example so you can search on there for more.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/301572416393?ul_noapp=true&chn=ps&lpid=82
     
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I have the perfect multi-purpose solution for you. How many chicks will you be getting? This is an alternative to the heat lamp, much safer IMO, and a fraction of the cost of the Eco-glo. You'll find multiple uses for it when you're done brooding chicks. It'll be easier for you to pack when you move!!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

    Those of us who've used it swear we'll never go back to a heat lamp again. The ONLY way I'd use a heat lamp is if I found myself brooding more than 40 chicks at a time.
     

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