Finally, brooding made stress-free, both for you and your chicks! GQF Box Brooders are designed to eliminate stress in young birds by providing plenty of heat, fresh air, light, feed and water space, and sanitary conditions for a confined area. Three clear plastic panels allow full and easy viewing of the brooder’s interior. Each brooder comes with three 28.5' troughs which maybe used for either feed or water. Ample feed and water space is necessary to allow weaker chicks access in the presence of more dominant chicks. Any trough may be equipped with optional automatic watering to provide the large quantity of water necessary. Failure to provide proper feed and water space can result in slower weight gain and perhaps higher chick mortality. The troughs are mounted on the outside of the brooder so that the chicks do not mix droppings into the food or water.
The 300-watt heater provides sufficient heat while the vented plastic side panels keep out drafts. As chicks are drawn to light rather than heat, each heater has a socket for a low wattage attraction light bulb, which helps to hold the chicks in the heated area. Each brooder comes with a thermometer and a wafer thermostat, which is accurate to 1 degree. The floor is a thin wire ½” mesh which will allow droppings to easily pass through. For small chicks like quail this floor requires that a layer of No 1628 DACB paper or paper towels be laid down on the wire for the first 4 to 7 days after which quail may stand on the ½” wire floor. Day old poultry and ducks can be placed directly on the wire. Drop pans are made of lightweight aluminum for long life. Drop pans can be easily pulled out even when brooders are stacked and the wire floor is heavy with birds. This box brooder is universal as each side panel comes with an adjustable gate to regulate openings for chick size. All three side panels and back door are easily removed for cleaning.
Approximately 100 Quail up to 4 weeks, 50 Chukar or Pheasants.
Approximately 100 Poultry Chicks through 2 weeks.
Includes 1 Box Brooder complete with 3 food/water troughs, 300-watt heater, 2 low wattage attraction lightbulbs, thermometer, thermostat, and removable drop pan.
- Exterior-mounted food and water troughs make checking levels, refilling, and cleaning a breeze, and are large enough to accomodate all chicks, reducing bullying.
- Specially designed wire floor allows droppings to pass through easily without causing injury to chicks.
- Drop pans can easily be removed and cleaned at any time, even when the brooder is full of chicks.
- Light attraction bulbs are used to draw the chicks into the warm areas of the brooder.
- Wafer thermostat is accurate to 1 degree, while vented plastic sides reduce drafts, providing optimal brooding environment.
Exterior Dimensions: 32” X 38” X 12”
Interior Dimensions: 30" x 36" x 9 3/4" head room
Troughs: 28.5" long
Weight: 55 lbs
Ships in 2 packages
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|Chicken Egg Capacity||No|
|Goose Egg Capacity||No|
|Quail Egg Capacity||No|
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