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Brooder

 

a device for the localized warming of young poultry in the first weeks of life. In the USSR electric brooders, in which the temperature can be changed by a regulatory screw and maintained automatically by means of a thermostat, are the most common type. In gas brooders, the air under the hood is heated by the burner flame or a ceramic radiator heated by it; air access to the burner is regulated by a thermostat. One electric or gas brooder will hold 500 chicks. Stoves with horizontal flues and pipes with central water heating, laid along or across the poultry house (covered with awnings), are also used for warming young fowl; in poultry factories battery brooders are used.

S. A. KISHECHNIKOV

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The board of directors has unanimously adopted Victor incubators and brooders for exclusive use in our World's Fair Farm.
This is vital, and temperature at chick level inside the brooder should be 95 to 97 degrees Fahrenheit the first week.
As for formulated feed, the application level was scaled down to @5-8% per body weight from the recommended level of 10% per body weight showing no adverse affect in either growth or survivality of brooders [15-18].
lurida Carpenter (Northeast Pacific), the higher number of brooders appear within a period of about 6 wk at the beginning of the spawning season, though occasionally gravid individuals may be found during the following 5 or 6 mo.
Whether the ducklings are reared by their mothers or in brooder boxes, they'll need fresh, clean drinking water in a shallow container--a chicken waterer is ideal--so they don't drown.
But the greatest reward - for brooder and angler alike - is earned after the final genetic contributions have been made: freedom.
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The testing apparatus consisted of a T maze (20 cm high x 6 cm wide; stem = 13 cm long; T arms - 14 cm long) constructed within a large plastic brooder (identical to those used for rearing chicks).
In such cases, a test of the allometry hypothesis may be inappropriate because, in contrast to external brooders or species with a well-defined, solid brood space, there may not be a limit to brood space.
An extra-large plastic storage tote, in the 100-gallon range, makes an easy-to-clean brooder, and the snap-on lid secures it from predators.
As well as the day-old turkey poults, I had some meat chicks of the same age delivered, and they're currently all doing well in their brooder cage, under a heat lamp.
There are books (see bibliography) that give detailed instructions on how to build brooders, or you can buy them from feed stores or poultry supply catalogs.