Brood baby chicks, quail or other species of poultry or game bird to four or five weeks old with this galvanized steel Chick & Quail Brooder from Brower®. It includes a poly feeder and a poly drinker.
- Feeder capacity is 580 cubic inches, holding about 7 pounds. of pelleted feed (feeder is easily removed)
- Comes with a 3.3 liter capacity cage drinker and a self-cleaning trough
- Two sliding solid panels allow the brooder to be uniformly warm for the first few days
- The height of the removable dropping pan to the floor is 3"
- The PVC-coated wire mesh floor has 1/2" x 1/2" openings (for baby game birds, cover the floor with paper towels or cage board for the first week or so. Do not use a slick paper, like newspaper)
- The sliding door panels for the side and front are made of 1/2" x 1/2" poly mesh
- The entire top is removable in two sections
- Thermostatically controlled heating element
- Capacity: 100 poultry chicks to second week or 50 to fourth week. 100 quail, 50 chukkars or pheasants to fourth week. 50 poults to second week or 25 to fourth week.
- Weight: 54 lbs.
- 42" L x 27" W x 19.5" H with 10" of headroom (width and height do not include drinker or feeder)
- Interior Eating Area — 1" x 1" x 27"
- Outside Opening for Filling Trough — 4" x 27"
- Side and Front Openings — 5" x 24"
- Top Opening — 27" x 42"
|Manufacturer Part Number||CQB20|
|Animal||Poultry & Gamebird|
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Must be a better product some where
They need to use the product Then fix the problems
Very good but needs improvrement
Directions need improvement especially the drawings. Hard to see because the scale is to small.
Overall pretty good product, but a few things could be done to make it better.
* Easy to clean out the droppings pan. Just slide it out and use an old spatula to scrape out the droppings.
* The chicks love it. They appear to feel secure and are kept warm. *Good size for anywhere from a few to I believe 150 chicks.
* The red lights help minimize pecking.
* Much better than the old standard of a roll of cardboard and a heating lamp. Even better than what I've used in the past, which is an old wading pool. The chicks I got this time were very flighty in the pool and kept jumping out. Apparently the brooder simulates being under Momma chicken's wings.
* Our biggest complaint when we received the brooder were the lack of instructions in plain English with step by step photos. It took us many hours to figure out the instructions and then decide whether we were putting it together correctly. Very frustrating!
* The feeder needs some sort of cover so the chicks don't get into it and scratch the feed out. After about 5 days, I cleaned out the droppings pan, and about half of the feed I'd fed the chicks was under the feeder in the dropping pan. I decided to just quit using the feeder supplied and use a couple of quart jar feeders instead.
The waterer is a great idea, but doesn't seem to fill like it should, even after trying to level it like the instructions said. It also doesn't seem to fulfill the needs of my 50 plus chicks; only a few can drink from it at a time. I can't see how 150 chicks would fare well. I decided to place a quart jar waterer in the brooder so I wouldn't have to check on them every couple of hours to make sure they have water.
To check on chicks you must either open one of the top panels or slide open one of the side/end panels, which jacks up the temperature in the brooder. I went to the local hardware store and bought a couple of plexiglass windows, which I slid into the end panels in place of the solid ones.
Also, it would be great if it came with a built-in thermometer so you can check the internal temperature without opening the brooder. I put in a stand-alone thermometer and the chicks keep pecking at it and running over it, knocking it down. I bought one to hang in the brooder, but it is hard to read without opening one of the end panels.
Overall, I would say it is a great product, but it would be great if the manufacturer would address the issues I stated above.