Questions about a metal stock tank as a brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kklowell, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. kklowell

    kklowell Songster

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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.
     
  2. Ms Biddy

    Ms Biddy One chicken short of crazy

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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.
     
  3. 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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