Gas Brooder for 300- 400 chicks. SBM small scale gas heaters are ideally suited to raising small batches of birds, from 100 up to 400. Manual ignition heaters are available is 8 sizes. However the largest of these is not of practical use for small flocks. These heaters are radiant heaters and emit radiation at the correct wavelength for effective body heating without wasting energy heating the air. Select the size heater required for your location and number of chicks. Chick numbers are based on a minimum ambient temperature of 15 degrees or above. Lower temperatures may mean the next size up gas brooder is more appropriate for your location as well as a more insulated environment. These Brooders will ot operate with a normal gas regulator, a High pressure regulator is needed, hose and an autochanger is also a good idea.
To set the heat for the chicks.
a/ Set the regulator to 7.
b/ Set at recommended height (see starting height table)
c/ Allow min 1 hour before placement of chicks.
d/ Place the chicks, allow 1 houre for the chicks to settle, then adjust the height of the head until the chicks spread evenly over the brooder area.
Please order well in advance as these units can take 4-6 weeks or longer to arrive in stock. Sometimes Days Sometimes weeks to come to us.
Remember that the brooder should always be at approx 10 degree angle to the floor.
See the ZRFS cleaning video on Bellsouth YouTube and brooding fact sheets.