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Brooder Parts

Brooder Parts. These are parts to make up Bellsouth Brooders.Shades sockets etc. All  quality parts.

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Gas Large Scale

Gas brooders described with gas usage, energy, wattage, hanging height versus brooder type. See table below:


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Mini Brooder 12 Chick 40 Watts

Product no.: P040W

The mini brooder is suitable for up to 12 chicks. The 40 watt ceramic element is lollipop shaped giving radiant heat .

$85.00 *
In stock
Delivery weight: 0.4 kg

25 Chick Brooder 75 Watt

Product no.: P075W

Chick brooder with one ceramic heat element for up to 25 chicks. Assumes ambient is not lower than 15 degrees

 

$95.00 *
In stock
Delivery weight: 0.5 kg

Brooder 50 chick 150Watt

Product no.: P150W

Quality radiant brooder ceramic element with reflector shade and socket with lead. Suitable for up to 50 chicks.

$95.00 *
In stock
Delivery weight: 0.6 kg

Brooder 100 Chick 250 watt

Product no.: P250W

250w chick brooder with one ceramic heat element, aluminium shade and socket/lead assembly for up to 100 chicks

 

$95.00 *
In stock
Delivery weight: 0.4 kg

250 WATT LARGE SHADE

Product no.: P250W-0

Heat emitting 250w ceramic element with socket, lead and 30cm diameter reflector. Suit whelps, piglets, ostriches

$115.50 *
In stock
Delivery weight: 0.4 kg
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Brooders

Using the ceramic heat chick brooder

Select the size of heat element from the chart below. Remember that the size of the element for the chick numbers listed presumes that the shed is enclosed with some insulation, and has a room temperature about 15 degrees. If the shed is open, and in a very cold area, a larger element should be selected. You will require a box or surround to keep the chicks together.

If you are brooding small numbers, a large cardboard box is adequate, and has the advantage that it can be easily disposed of after  chick brooding is finished. A strip of sheet metal also will make a good surround as the size can be varied as the chicks grow. As a rule of thumb, a 1.5 metre diameter circle will be adequate to start 100 chicken chicks at 2-3 weeks of age. The circle could be closed up to 1 metre at day old and expanded as the chicks grow. Wood shavings or rice hulls make suitable coverings for the floor.
Adequate feed and water is essential, and feeders and waterers should be selected for the number and type of chicks brooded.
Hang the brooder assembly from the roof at the starting height recommended in the chart. This is a recommended starting point. Turn on the brooder 1 hour before placing the chicks in the brooder area. A trick I use is to keep my hand warm in my pocket for a few minutes, then place it on the floor immediately under the centre of the brooder. You should feel a mild warmth on the back of your hand which equates roughly to 35 degrees radiant heat temperature on the chicks.
 
Let the chicks settle for an hour or so  and then check to see how they are settling. The chicks should look comfortable and be evenly distributed across the brooder area.
If the chicks huddle together then lower the lamp as the chicks are cold. If they are all round the outside of the box then raise the lamp as they are too hot. If they are all on one side of the brooder area this usually indicates a draft.
Check the chicks in the evening or early morning at the coolest times to make sure the chicks are not too cold.
Raise the height of the brooder  assembly as time goes on. Use the chart as a guide. If the weather becomes colder the brooder assembly may need to be lowered slightly. Raising the assembly will increase the area covered but reduce the intensity. Lowering the brooder will increase the intensity but reduce the area covered.

     Remember that pheasant and quail chicks will require a little more heat than chickens.
 
 

 
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