We all know that cutting corners and penny pinching usually ends up costing more money in the long run. This is especially true when raising chickens, I know this, and write about it constantly, so I figure it’s about time I follow my own advice!
Below is the Brinsea Brooder, and I bought one today… finally. It’s a far better way to keep your chicks warm than with a heat lamp. If you raise chickens, then you already know keeping chicks at a comfortable temp is near impossible. The weather changes from hour to hour, so unless you don’t mind being on call 24/7 to raise and lower the heat lamp, the Brinsea is a MUCH better way. No more worrying about baking your chicks alive under a heat lamp, or wondering if they’re too cold. That’s worth about $80 bucks to me, how about you?
About the Brinsea Brooder
The EcoGlow Brinsea Brooder only uses 18 Watts (a tenth of the electricity of typical suspended infrared lamps) because the chicks are in contact with its warm underneath surface. The brooder runs at 12v for safety from a mains transformer (supplied) and with the convenience of a generous (about 10 feet) power lead.
Different sizes of chicks are accommodated by three adjustable height settings and an indicator light confirms the brooder is connected.
Dimensions: 12″ long x 8″ wide x 8″ high
Price: About $80 on Amazon Brinsea EcoGlow Brooder for Chicks or Ducklings