Gas brooder suitable for up to 600 chicks. SBM 6ZRFS small scale gas heaters or poultry brooders are ideally suited to raising small batches of birds, from 100 up to 600. The manual ignition chick brooders 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 Celcius. Lower temperatures may mean the next size up of gas brooder is more suitable with an insulated environment.
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 hour 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. We may have them in stock sometimes as well. Please ring to check and arrange
Remember that the brooder should always be at approx 10 degree angle to the floor.
Picture is indicative, actual brooder is larger (longer). Picture shows auto and manual 2 ZRFS.