Brooders are essential to provide heat and warmth for your newly hatch chicks. Therefore, choosing the right one for your needs is critical to ensure you provide the best chance of survival for your chicks. Top Knot Poultry Supplies offers two brooders – Brinsea EcoGlow 20 and the larger Brinsea EcoGlow 50.
The EcoGlow 20 Chick Brooder can handle up to 20-day old chicks and the EcoGlow 50 can handle up to 50-day old chicks, both units come complete with everything you need. The main difference is the EcoGlow 20 has 3 set height positions and the EcoGlow 50 has four screw type legs where you can adjust the height required.
Why use the EcoGlow brooder?
The traditional heat lamp not only uses much more electricity but it’s also very dangerous and can run the risk of catching fire and burning down your shed or house.
Unlike a traditional heat lamp, the Brinsea works on radiant heat. Whereas normal heating relies on a heat source warming the air, this works by an element warming only on touch.
The EcoGlow 20 has a heating surface of 20 cm by 30 cm, the preset heights are 7 cm (day old chick setting), 11 cm and 15 cm.
The EcoGlow 50 has a heating surface of 51 cm by 41 cm; the height can reach as high as 28 cm. Ideal for ducks and larger chicks.
Both units only run on 12 volts and come with the adaptors that convert to 12 volts. This not only reduces energy consumption but also the risk of electrocution and fire.
Should you have any questions for inquiries about these brooders, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0411 720 732 or email at TKPoultry@gmail.com