Need Advice for Traveling Brooder

Discussion in 'Chicken Breeders & Hatcheries' started by drom, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. drom

    drom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    California
    Hello,
    I will be picking up some chicks and will have a 6 hour drive back. I need to set up mobile brooder with a heat source. I did find one web site that has a "travel cuddler" which is a water bag with cover and a thermostat that will hold heat for 4 hours.

    Does anyone have any ideas for a heat source I can use to set up a travel brooder?

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated! [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
    NE Wisconsin
    Do you have anything that you can plug into a cigarette lighter? That's about the only thing I can think of, and it's probably not much help [​IMG]
     
  3. drom

    drom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 12, 2008
    California
    Quote:No, you are exactly right! Someone else mentioned the same thing and I looked it up:

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    I can just plug a little heat lamp in the adapter and clip the lamp to the side of a brooder box. So simple.
    I was looking on line and all I was seeing were some very fancy brooders (Brinsea, etc...) with cigarette lighter adapters that were over $500. I was starting to get worried until someone told me I can just buy one of those adapters for $30 or so, plug in a heat lamp and set up a box.


    Thanks!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. tororider

    tororider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, you can find an inverter that you can plug in and use to power most things. You can find cheap ones for $50 or under.
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    You do not need a heat source for a 6 hour trip. Chicks are shipped through the mail in boxes without heat for a day or two at a time without incident. They will be fine in a box with pine shavings or paper towel for footing and air holes for ventilation.

    Jody
     

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