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EcoGlow chick brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by klf73, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I have some chicks I am going to brood in my shed. To avoid the whole fire hazard issue I was going to get a few Brinsea EcoGlow Chick Brooders. Has anyone used these? How did/do you like it? Thanks in advance
     
  2. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    I have several. Love them! Brooding almost 40 chicks now using two ecoglows. How cold is it in this shed? Should be 50F + or the ecoglow might not be warm enough.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    it will be warmer, they aren't going out just yet and am putting a heater with a thermostat on the floor to keep the temp at a minimum of 50 degrees or so. The brooders will be 4x4 with 2 ecoglows each... how big is your brooder?
     
  4. featherz

    featherz Veggie Chick

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    Quote:Well, right NOW they are in a 2x4 area, but they are outgrowing that (just about 2 weeks old) so being moved to the barn tomorrow since the temps are permitting it. My barn's probably 12x12, so plenty of room until I can weed out all the roos. I'm keeping the ecoglows and walling off a 6x6 space until they need more. Won't use a light unless temp goes below 50 in the next week or so, but it seems to be hanging above that. They are doing great! I brooded 13 chicks under one ecoglow about 2 months ago, all did fine.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    ok, good, so 2 ecoglows should work per brooder. [​IMG]
     
  6. dadsdeercamp

    dadsdeercamp Say goodnight gracie

    Sep 24, 2010
    Mora MN.
    I need some of these. where is a good place to get them?
     
  7. HHandbasket

    HHandbasket The Chickeneer

    I truly cannot say enough good things about this item. I will never go back to using brooder lights. We will buy 2 more before next year (we're almost done hatching for this year, unless a hen goes broody).
     
  8. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I love these! I can hardly wait until Brinsea makes a larger unit. I currently have 3 of them in use and I will never go back to heat lamps again. The chicks get more of a natural experience, warming up under it, and coming out to run around and eat and play. I've noticed mine feathering up a bit faster than if they were under heat lamps 24/7. Not as artificial an environment for them. Plus, they get roosting practice on the stand ends!

    Best source is the Brinsea web-site, itself: www.brinsea.com
     
  9. Eggnostic

    Eggnostic New Egg

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    Does anyone have a coupon code for this? I want several, but would love a discount.
     
  10. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I can never get this link to open for me. Even entered right into my browser, I get the OOPS message. Frustrating!
     

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