OUT OF STOCK MORE DUE LATE OCTOBER 2020. Brooders for poultry, birds and other animals. Ideal for keeping young chickens, ducks and other poultry warm until they can generate their own body heat. The warm environment of a brooder can also be used to care for baby parrots while they are young or help sick birds and animals recover from illness.
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Poultry Brooder Kits: Complete kits with feed dish, waterer and much more.
Ideal for keeping young chickens, ducks and other poultry warm until they can generate their own body heat. The warm environment of a brooder can also be used to help sick birds and animals recover from illness or to assist in hand-raising baby birds. Seek expert advice before doing so.
Small Kit: 48cm L x 30cm W x 32.5cm H. (Suits up to 4 baby chickens Ideally, but can fit up to up 8 with caveats. See below)
Medium Kit: 58.2cm L x 39.6cm W x 42.1cm H. (Suits up to 6 baby chickens Ideally, but can fit up to up 12 with caveats. See below)
Large Kit: 78.2cm L x 39.5cm W x 42cm H. (Suits up to 10 baby chickens Ideally, but can fit up to 20 with caveats, See below)
NOTE: It's suggested to put 4 baby chickens in the small brooder, 6 in the medium and 10 in the large to maintain optimum comfort and conditions for baby chickens for the first 6 weeks after hatching. However, If you put more than the suggested amounts it can become quite crowded as the chickens get older and larger (3 to 6 weeks). When at maximum levels the brooders will need to be cleaned regularly every day since the crowding will lead to lots of messiness.
Each Kit Includes:
1 x White enclosure with clear front and lid.
1 x Light heat lamp (with dimmer)
1 x Ceramic heat lamp 50W (not included in the small kit)
1 x Power cord (medium & large sizes have two)
1 x Thermometer.
1 x Ball waterer.
1 x Feeder dish.
3 x Pet sheets (floor liners) (see below to buy extra sheets)
Disclaimer: Kits come flat packed and will require assembly. The medium and large brooders include a 50 Watt Ceramic heat lamp and can take lamps up to 75 Watts only. Do not use brooder with a ceramic lamp that uses more than 75 watts.
NOTE: Some of the above accessories are not shown in photos.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q. How do you provide heat with the small brooder kit when the light is off at night?
A. The small kit should be used with the light running continuously, night and day. This light provides both light and heat. The young chickens will still sleep fine even with the light on at night.
Q. Can the heat be adjusted for the small brooder?
A. Yes, it can be adjusted via the provided dimmer.
Q. What is the brooder made of? Is it waterproof for baby ducks?
A. These brooders are made from a type of plastic and are waterproof and suitable for ducklings.
Q. Does this brooder come with an Australian three-pin power plug?
A. The current model comes Australian Plugs. Previous models came with Chinese plugs requiring an adaptor to be used with Australian power outlet
Q. Can I use e27 light screw in globes with these brooders?
A. Yes, you can.
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