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 vented plastic side panels help to keep out drafts. 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. 32” X 38” X 12” Approx. capacity to 4th week - 100 quail - 50 Chukar or Pheasants. Poultry Chick capacity - 100 chicks through 2 weeks. (Needs #5001 Feeder & Waterer for game)
SKU 007890026 Model 0701 Weight 44.0000 Color No Size No In Store Only No Price $154.50
GQF Manufacturing Co., Inc. guarantees against defect for a period of 1 year from date of purchase.
- Great starter Review by Michael
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This is the exact same box as the brooder, it just doesn't have the heater installed. I am using a heat lamp ($10) instead of the $140 heating coils. They're just not needed unless you're keeping this in a barn.
For quail (like I'm using) there's plenty of room for 50 even though it says 100 can fit. You loose room because for quail you can't use the outside feeders and waterers, you have to use floor space for inverted chick feeders/water. Cleaning is a breeze, I used the included mat until I switched to the wire.
I recommend replacing the dropping tray with the rabbit cage plastic tray, it slides in perfect and is deeper and lighter. That way you don't need to clean tray but every couple days.
(Posted on 9/20/13)
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