Please read the whole description before you buy this item. There is important information regarding safety, brooding chicks and parts of the kit . The details will help you to make decision if the kit meets your requirements or not.
Safety First: Before you buy this kit make it sure, you can use these parts to make a brooder which is safe to use. If the design of the brooder is defective or parts are not properly fitted it can result in a mishap. Taking all the precautionary measures to avoid accidents is buyers responsibility. The bulb holder should be fitted in the manner that it does not fall down into brooder. Make sure the chord does not touch the heat lamp/ bulb, this can be achieved by using the zip ties. The beam with which you fit your bulb holder should be secured with the screws. Using this kit with a card board box and hanging the heat lamp into it is not safe at all. It is very important to keep your heat source at least 30 cm from your chicks. Never allow children to play with brooder. Don’t leave children in the room where you have setup your brooder. Don’t use these parts in the wet places. There is lot of information about DIY brooder on internet. Before cleaning the brooder turn off the bulb/ heat lamp, unplug it and let it cool down.
It is good idea to make a brooder box before you buy this kit. Keep wire organized by using zip ties, others wise it will interfere while changing water, feed etc.
A little carelessness can lead to a big mishap. Your safety is supreme to any thing else.
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 a buckle 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 Heating Lamp :This ceramic heat emitter lamp is the perfect 24 hour heat source for chicks/ reptiles/parrots and other hand raised birds. This lamp screws into a standard porcelain incandescent socket. It forms a comfortable area for heat where young pets can rest and relax. In addition to poultry, parrots and other birds it can be used for aquatic turtles, snakes, lizards, spiders, frogs, mammals and other reptiles and amphibians.
3) Digital Thermometer: The digital thermometer which comes with the kit reads humidity ( the larger digits in % ) and temperature (smaller digits) inside the brooder. The probe of thermometer should be one feet away from the heat lamp. You can tape it to the wall of brooder.
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
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