Questions about a metal stock tank as a brooder

kklowell

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In another thread, I just read that a brooder should have an area that's at least 20 degrees cooler than the hot spot, but I'm wondering if that's even possible with a metal stock tank. Have any of you that use one of these ranks as a brooder had any problem with keeping an adequate temperature difference in it?
My babies seem fine, but I'm curious about this.
 

Ms Biddy

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We used a metal stock tank without issue. We kept the heat at one end and the food and water at the other.
 

kklowell

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Thanks. I have the heat on one end and the food and water in the middle. Everybody seems happy with that I think, they don't seem to spend extra time staying in either end.
 

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