Which Brooder Heating Options are Best?

The Pros and Cons of Chick Heaters

Which Brooder Heating Options are Best?
By Mel Dickinson — Chick brooders come in all different designs, shapes, and sizes. There are baby chick brooder ideas for each homesteader’s and farmer’s unique setup. While there are many different ways to raise chicks, there are some constants that every chick needs in order to grow. Clean bedding, fresh water, chick feed, and a heat source (unless chicks are given to a broody hen) are always a must. Regardless of the time of year, chicks always need a constant source of heat available to them until they are fully feathered and can keep themselves warm. Chick Heater Choosing how to heat your brooder is also a choice each individual needs to make. Four common ways to heat chick brooders are with heat lamps, safety heat lamps, heat plates, and panels. There are pros and cons to using each one of these methods. Heat Lamps — A basic 250-watt heat

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