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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 long and short of it, or so it seemed, was quail were similar to other poultry, meaning the same incubator and brooder we already had would do just fine.
If the chicks are huddled beneath the heat source, they are too cold; little birds grouped in the corners of the brooder are too warm, and chicks grouped on one side of a brooder are avoiding a draft.
This time I used only tap water and carefully dipped each bird's beak for a drink before placing them in their brooder.
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