GQF 0534 Poultry Box Brooder
GQF Box Brooders are designed to eliminate stress in young birds by providing plenty of heat, fresh air, light, feed and water space, and sanitary conditions for a confined area. Three clear plastic panels allow full and easy viewing of the brooder’s interior. Each brooder comes with three 28.5' troughs which maybe used for either feed or water. Ample feed and water space is necessary to allow weaker chicks access in the presence of more dominant chicks. Any trough may be equipped with optional automatic watering to provide the large quantity of water necessary. Failure to provide proper feed and water space can result in slower weight gain and perhaps higher chick mortality. The troughs are mounted on the outside of the brooder so that the chicks do not mix droppings into the food or water. The 300-watt heater provides sufficient heat while the vented plastic side panels keep out drafts. As chicks are drawn to light rather than heat, each heater has a socket for a low wattage attraction light bulb (2 bulbs included), which helps to hold the chicks in the heated area. Each brooder comes with a thermometer and a wafer thermostat, which is accurate to 1 degree. The floor is a thin wire ½” mesh which will allow droppings to easily pass through. For small chicks like quail this floor requires that a layer of No 1628 DACB paper or paper towels be laid down on the wire for the first 4 to 7 days after which quail may stand on the ½” wire floor. Day old poultry and ducks can be placed directly on the wire. Drop pans are made of lightweight aluminum for long life. Drop pans can be easily pulled out even when brooders are stacked and the wire floor is heavy with birds. This box brooder is universal as each side panel comes with an adjustable gate to regulate openings for chick size. 32” X 38” X 12” Approx. capacity to 4th week - 100 quail - 50 Chukar or Pheasants. Poultry Chick capacity - 100 chicks through 2 weeks. Shipped in 2 cartons. (Needs #5001 Feeder & Waterer for game. 120 Volt AC.
$234.50

GQF 0703 Combo 1 Brooder PLUS 2 Grow Pens
THIS CAN BE THE START OF A VERY LUCRATIVE ENTERPRISE, producing approximately 48 chickens a month in a very limited space. Put approximately 48 chicks (day old) from a hatchery or incubator into the brooder for warmth, feed, and water. After four weeks, move 24 birds into each grow off pen and put 48 new chicks in the brooder. That's 96 birds kept comfortable in less than 11 square ft. 49 inches tall. Includes one brooder, two expanded grow off pens, brooder base, and casters. See specifications for 0534 Poultry Brooder and Grow Off Pens on this same page. 120 Volt AC.
$632.00

GQF 0540 5-STACK BATTERY BROODER
Consists of 5 individual stacked brooders. GQF battery brooders with clear panels are ideal for displaying all types of chicks in feed stores, to monitor chick conditions at a glance and to raise large numbers of birds in limited floor space. Lightweight materials mean lower shipping costs as well as easy handling of drop pans. Sturdy base with rugged casters and securely fastened brooders result in a solid stack which is movable when full of birds. Only 65” high, all tiers of 5 brooders are accessible and drop pans and floors can be removed for cleaning while the brooders are stacked. Includes 6 plug electrical outlet strip with 4 ft. cord. Overall Dimensions: 32” Wide, 38” Front to Back, and 65” High. 120 Volt AC, combined wattage 1500W. Lids provided for all brooders. 10 attraction light bulbs included.
$1129.50

GQF 0701 Single Grow Off Pen
Same as GQF popular poultry type brooder, but without expense of heating elements and thermostat. For young, growing birds. Does not include heating elements and thermostat for growing birds that no longer require high temperatures after hatching. Has sliding door panels on front and sides that have 1" x 4" mesh openings. Top half of 1" x 4" mesh.
$167.50

GQF 0578 Automatic Watering for Brooders and Grow Pens
Consist of 5 gallon plastic water tank to sit on back corner of brooder or grow off pen. Tubing and float valve for one existing trough (troughs are not supplied with waterer.)
$29.50

0420 Red Brooder Bulbs, 7 Watt, Pkg of 6
A low wattage light should be used to attract the baby chicks to the heating element, feed, and water. Red lights were used for years and are still preferred by most breeders. Blue lights have become increasingly popular in recent years. Low intensity white light has been shown to increase food conversion although may cause added risk for pecking.
$8.75

0422 White Brooder Bulbs, 7 Watt, Pkg of 6
A low wattage light should be used to attract the baby chicks to the heating element, feed, and water. Red lights were used for years and are still preferred by most breeders. Blue lights have become increasingly popular in recent years. Low intensity white light has been shown to increase food conversion although may cause added risk for pecking.
$8.75

0424 Blue Brooder Bulbs, 7 Watt, Pkg of 6
A low wattage light should be used to attract the baby chicks to the heating element, feed, and water. Red lights were used for years and are still preferred by most breeders. Blue lights have become increasingly popular in recent years. Low intensity white light has been shown to increase food conversion although may cause added risk for pecking.
$8.75

GQF 0470 Space Heater & Brooder with Thermostat
Space Heater & Brooder with Thermostat uses a reliable wafer thermostat for more accurate temperature control of heated area and greater electrical efficiency. 600 watt 110-volt AC.
$129.75