Gas brooder

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

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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