Gas Brooders with Infrared Functions (1000 Chicks Capacity)
We offer gas brooders which help to provide a source of heat for floor reared chicks. They utilize natural gas or methane, connected to a heating element-hanged 3 to 5 feet above the chick/pen floor.
- This product works well with brooder guards (often in a diameter of 5 feet-which can hold about 200 chicks).
- Thus, the brooder guard is raised in the middle of the circle.
- The maximum heat source from this device can serve up to 1000 or more brooding birds
- Recommended gas use is 0.2kg/hr for this 1000 capacity brooder.
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Brooding involves rearing baby chicks as newly hatched chicks do not fully develop the thermo-regulatory mechanism and homeostasis. You would need gas brooders for this crucial stage and our gas brooders are perfect for the job.
- Thus, it is often difficult to maintain the body temperature properly for the first few weeks of life-as birds might be subjected to chilling if not properly introduced to a regulated heat source.
- Brooding can be classified into natural and artificial brooding:
- Natural brooding: Involves the help of broody hens after hatching, up to 3 to 4 weeks of age.
- Artificial brooding: A large number of chicks can be reared in the absence of broody hens.
- Equipment used for artificial brooding is called brooders. These are composed of three elements:
- A heating source (electrical, gases like natural gas, methane, liquid fuel like kerosene, solid fuel like coal, wood can be used as a heating material).
- Reflectors (concentrates the heat emanating from the heating source).
- Brooder guard.
Precautions while using gas brooders
- Check the brooder for proper temperature 24 hours prior to the arrival of chicks.
- This brooder does not come with a thermostat, thus it works via manual adjustment of the gas-flow/know and height level to control heat intensity. Kindly click here to buy the digital temperature and humidity meter which can be adapted as well.
- Switch on the brooder heating source several hours before the arrival of the chicks in order to maintain required brooding temperature.
- Watch the reaction of the chicks to the heating source in order to find out if the temperature provided is appropriate.
- Thus, the heat intensity can be adjusted by reducing the power of the bulb or raising the heating element higher from the birds.
- In case of too low temperature, there needs to be a supplement to the heating source. Also, the heating source can be further lowered to the ground.
Specification: Gas Brooders with Infrared Functions (1000 Chicks Capacity)
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