I think this neat! Do you own one?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by annie3001, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
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  2. abhaya

    abhaya Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 5, 2010
    cookeville, tn
    I wouldnt do it. You can use a large rubbermaid tote with a light over it and have a great brooder. That is what I use and my chicks have done great. I would spend that money on an incubator.
     
  3. kristim23

    kristim23 Out Of The Brooder

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    Neat!! I would look into that, but I'm going to try to only brood chicks myself once When my girls grow up, they can do it!!
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Riiiight. So you have fool-proof methods of hatching out chicks which will grow up into pullets and hens that will definitely go broody??

    Some folks never get a broody hen. Plus, you can't program them to go broody, much less on your schedule.

    Good luck with that.
     
  5. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    Quote:Riiiight. So you have fool-proof methods of hatching out chicks which will grow up into pullets and hens that will definitely go broody??

    Some folks never get a broody hen. Plus, you can't program them to go broody, much less on your schedule.

    Good luck with that.

    ive owned chickens for over 2 years and never have i had a broody chicken. [​IMG]
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    How does that work? Do you set it in the chick brooder an dit keeps them warm? Like they can huddle underneath it?
    I wouldnt call it a brooder then... just a heat source... kinda like a light does?
    Gah.. i'm confused, again.. [​IMG]
     
  7. silkieroo

    silkieroo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was thinkig the same thing!... I'm so confused! [​IMG]
     
  8. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    I think its just a heat source for chicks, it doesnt seem that big. And its expensive.


    Please dont be confused. [​IMG]
     
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  9. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:Thats actually a good idea then! I'd sooo buy that instead of a light.
    We have hooks in our ceiling because of trying to hang up dang brooder lights.. [​IMG]
     
  10. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

    Jun 11, 2009
    Ct.
    I know what you mean. [​IMG]
     

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