The 8ZRFS gas radiant heating brooder for 1000 chicks requires a compatible gas regulator with pol and hose.The SBM small scale gas heaters are ideally suited to raising or brooding small batches of birds, from 100 up to 1000. The 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. These brooders need high pressure gas regulators, not a BBQ gas regulator, hose and an autochanger is 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 minimum 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 remember to order well in advance as these units can take 4-6 weeks, or longer, to arrive in stock.
Remember that the brooder should always be at approx 10 degree angle to the floor. Please order well in advance, as these may take 4-6 weeks or longer to arrive in stock.
Picture shows auto and manual 2 ZRFS.
See cleaning a ZRFS on Bellsouth YouTube and brooding fact sheets.