Gas brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pw_quiltworks, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    At the moment I use a 250 watt bulb. 20.00 a month. I was wondering if anyone uses a lp gas brooder. Most of our appliances are already run by lp gas. Is there much of a savings or would it be more expensive? I was looking at the one here:

    Gas Brooder

    I would really like to hear from someone who uses one. Thanks
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'd be afraid of cooking the little chicks! Sorry I've never used one... .but I'm watching this thread.
  3. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    I did a search and didn't find anything. Seems someone should know. I like gas appliances so I think I might like the gas brooder. I would think it would have to be protected with some wire mesh so the lil ones wouldn't fly into as they grew a little.
  4. pascopol

    pascopol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Tampa Bay
    Quote:250W infrared bulb is too strong for indoor use and is a wasting of energy.

    Invest in $5.00 dim switch so you can adjust the amount heat way down to the level your chicks need.

    I run every heating bulb (250W,, 100W or less whatever I use) through a dim switch.

    You will save lot's of power.

    I would not bother with gas, any portable, flexible connection gas operation is very dangerous.

    I could not sleep at night with my gas brooder.

    Just personal opinion.

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