Brooder


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

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

References in periodicals archive ?
<p style="font-weight: 400;">In addition to the upgraded safety features, the brooder is made with durable, hygenic ABS plastics protected byBiomaster antimicrobial additives (http://www.brinsea.com/Articles/News/AntimicrobialPlastics.aspx)and come with a free clear plastic cover to make cleaning as easy as possible.
So, glucose was higher in those birds who experienced some stressful environment (gas brooder) (Olanrewaju et al., 2010) contrary to cholesterol level.
Critique: Practical, comprehensive, profusely illustrated, thoroughly 'user friendly' in organization and presentation, "50 Do-It-Yourself Projects for Keeping Chickens: Chicken Coops, Brooders, Runs, Swings, Dust Baths, and More!" is an ideal and unreservedly recommended addition to personal and community library collections.
Baby Chick Health Essential Equipment Brooder Space needed will increase as chicks grow.
Ertel's incubators and brooders were designed for small- and medium-sized chicken operations and, specifically, for ease of use by the farm wife.
Mintz brought the fertilized eggs to the club along with an incubator, a special light for the chick brooder and food.
"The attack on the UNIFIL coincides with mounting tension in Syria, Lebanon and along the brooder with Israel.
Children and staff at the Busy Bees Nursery nurtured the eggs for a week before the fluffy little chicks made an appearance They are now being looked after in a special brooder box and are provided with water, heat, food and bedding for them to grow.
The chicks spent their first 10 days in a brooder box which they quickly outgrew.
The Macedonian association of transporters MAKAMTRANS publically threatened that it would block the Bogorodica-Evzoni brooder crossing unless a solution was found fast.
Every spring my dad got the brooder house all ready exactly like the one in the picture.