DIY Brooder Kit


Kit for DIY Poultry/ Parrots/ Reptiles with brooder dimmer chord and ceramic heat lamp. It also comes with a digital thermometer to monitor the temperature inside brooder. Includes space saving trough feeder and bottle lid drinker. Both these feeder and drinker can hold good amount of food and water while occupying minimum area in brooder. These are designed to avoid feed and water wastage. Which helps in keeping brooder nice and clean.

Please read the whole description before you buy this item. There is important information regarding brooding chicks and  parts of the kit . The  details will help you to make decision if the kit meets your requirements or not.



Each Kit contains:

X1  Cone Ceramic heat lamp 75 watts.

X1 Electric chord fitted with AU plug, dimmer switch and a bulb holder.

X1 30 cm trough feeder.

X1 Small 1 litre drinker

X1 Thermometer

This kit includes parts only, it does not include brooder box, you will need your own brooder box. Please note if the electrical part are not  properly installed and secured, they may malfunction or cause injury or fire. Do not use with small card board boxes. Install bulb holder on a wooden beam (picture 9)  and secure that beam with screws so that it does not fall down. 

This KIT includes all parts you will need for making your basic improvised brooder for housing chicks, baby parrots, budgies, cockatiels, reptile etc. Please note this brooder kit is suitable for a small brooder measuring not more than  50 cm wide x 40 cm deep x 40 cm high. It is only for  indoors use , if you intend to keep brooder in shed or where overnight temperature drops drastically this improvised brooder may not serve the purpose. This kit includes:


1) Dimmer Chord and Bulb holder: 1.8  metre long cable fitted with Au Plug, a rotary dimmer switch and E27 heat resistant ceramic bulb holder fitted  with brackets for easy installation. 

Dimmer switch gives you full control over the light and temperature inside the brooder. If reading on thermometer indicates more then desired temperature inside the brooder you can rotate down the switch  to decrease temperature and vice versa. It is fitted with SSA / CE approved  ceramic  E27 bulb holder. The ceramic bulb holder is heat resistant and can with stand high temperatures. Though 75 watt bulb does not generate much heat. This chord is suitable for bulbs / heating lamps upto 150 watts only. Do not use with the higher wattage bulbs/ heating lamps.

2)    Ceramic heat lamp: The heat lamp should installed at least 30 cm above the base of the brooder. Adjust height according;y as chicks grow. Make sure chicks can not not reach the lamp.


Material: Ceramic + Alloy

Color: White 

Diameter of heating surface: 10

Height: 10cm

Wattage: 75Watt

Voltage: 220-240V

Heating source: Ceramic, infrared, electrical, no light emitted

Tolerates high temperatures from reptile heat or bulbs

Tough ceramic sockets won’t break down in heat stress

The black exterior finish is powder coated and fired for added luster and long life

The bulb is made from glass containing rare earth black phosphors, which simulates the moon’s natural glow for nocturnal viewing without disturbing the reptile’s day/night cycle











Suitable for box dimensions

50 cm long 40 cm deep 40 cm high.


Raising Chicks/parrots : Chick/ parrots  Brooder Temperature and Light Requirements 

Raising chicks can be a fun experience for children and adults alike, but it’s crucial that chick brooder environments be set up correctly. Here are the brooder temperature and light requirements you need to know.

Brooder Temperature : A chick’s body has little in the way of temperature control, although a group of chicks can keep themselves warm by huddling together in a small space —When given sufficient space to exercise, eat, and drink, chicks need an external source of warmth while their down gives way to feathers, starting at about 20 days of age.

Start the brooder temperature at approximately (35°C) and reduce it approximately  (3°C) each week until the brooder temperature is the same as ambient temperature. Within the chicks’ comfort zone, the more quickly you reduce the heat level, the more quickly the chicks will feather out. The dimmer switch enables you to reduce heat/light inside brooder with out altering the height of UVA+UVB bulb.

Turn on the brooder at least 1 hour before placing the chicks in the brooder area. A trick, I use is, to keep my hand warm in my pocket for a few minutes, then place it on the floor immediately under the centre of the brooder. You should feel a mild warmth on the back of your hand which equates roughly to 35 degrees radiant heat temperature on the chicks.

Let the chicks settle for an hour or so and then check to see how they are settling. The chicks should look comfortable and be evenly distributed across the brooder area. if the chicks huddle together then lower the lamp as the chicks are cold. If they are all round the outside of the box then raise the lamp as they are too hot. If they are all on one side of the brooder area this usually indicates a draft

Brooder Light : Chicks are attracted more to light than to heat, which is why commercial brooders have a small light, appropriately called an attraction light, near the heat source. One 75-watt bulb will adequately light about  storage box 50 cm long x. To help chicks find feed and water, light the brooder continuously for the first 48 hours. If the brooder gets natural daylight, after the first 2 days you can turn the light off during the day. Windows on the south side furnish the best sunlight.

Even if the light is also your source of heat, turn it off for half an hour during each 24-hour period — but obviously not during the coolest hours — so the chicks learn not to panic later when the lights go out at night or in the event of a power failure. Putting the brooder light on a timer will save you the trouble of remembering to turn it off and on each day.

Light affects the growth rate of chicks, so never keep them in the dark. Even if you have to dim the lights to control cannibalism, the light should still be bright enough for you to see what’s going on in the brooder. A rule of thumb is that dimmed lighting should be at least bright enough to barely read a newspaper.

For brooder box you can use a storage box. You can find ideas about this on google or youtbe.


3) Digital Thermometer:

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Hygrometer/Humidity, Temperature


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