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Heating the brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jrfadfarm, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. jrfadfarm

    jrfadfarm Out Of The Brooder

    What are some ways to heat a chick brooder? The heat lamp is getting to be hazardous.
    Last edited: Mar 13, 2015
  2. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2012
    Central Pennsylvania
    I had the same concerns, so I switched to an Infratherm Sweeter Heater. It's a thermal panel that chicks huddle under to keep warm (same concept as brooding under a hen). It uses less electricity than a heat lamp and is much safer.

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