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Brinsea Ecoglow 20 Chick Brooder

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The Brinsea Ecoglow 20 Chick Brooder is a highly efficient brooder ideal for keeping newly hatched chickens, game and waterfowl warm. This radiant heater is far more efficient than conventional infra red brooder lamps as well as being much safer since it runs from a 12V transformer.

  • Brooder panel height can be adjusted to match chicks of different sizes from quail to goose
  • Clean, safe, tough and extremely economical
  • Ideal for up to 20 chicks or ducklings
  • Suitable for any waterfowl or game bird chicks
  • Great for classroom hatches
  • Uses 18W (a tenth of the electricity of typical suspended infrared lamps) because the chicks are in contact with its warm underneath surface
  • Approx. 10 ft. power lead
  • Three adjustable height settings
  • Indicator light confirms the brooder is connected
  • For indoor use only
  • 31 cm x 20 cm x 21 cm high

Specification Description
Product Material: ABS Plastic
Product Type: Brooders
Brand: Brinsea
Package Height: 3 in.
Package Length: 16 in.
Package Quantity: 1
Package Weight: 3 lb.
Package Width: 11 in.
Product Height: 9 in.
Product Length: 12 in.
Product Weight: 3 lb.
Product Width: 8 in.
Power Type: Electric
Manufacturer Part Number USHD500
Brinsea Ecoglow 20 Chick Brooder is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good alternative to a lamp This works better than a heat lamp. Cons are that as the chicks grow, they mess all over the top and it’s hard to clean due to the imprint of the brand on the top. also as the chicks grow the unit is hard to raise up, requiring a screw driver to remove.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Happy babies! Perfect for ducklings to stay warm without getting burned !
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST chick heater EVER! This is a terrific chick heater. I will use no other kind! It is expensive for what it is but it was well worth every penny! I have used it on 6 batches of chicks so far and it is worked flawlessly evey time. The chicks take to it like a mother hen! There are a few negative reviews because of how the legs attach. I admit, that design could be improved to make it easier to raise or lower. The trick - set the unit on an end, use a screw driver in the the leg slot where the tab connects to the leg and pry (very gently) the leg out so the tab pops out. Do the same to pop it back when you have it adjusted to the correct height. Do not "snap" it into place - it WILL break. Pry it out and gently remove the leg/tab. Other than the adjustment being a bad design - this unit is worth the price. Our chicks LOVED it.
Date published: 2018-06-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly I bought this because I was skeptical about a traditional heat bulb which could start fires. The unit is easy to assemble and raise as the chicks grow. The cord is long and I never worried it would get to hot for the chicks or bedding. I would definitely buy this unit as it worked exactly as I expected it to.
Date published: 2018-05-23
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Is it safe being that close to bedding? I would be worried about a fire hazard.

Asked by: TammyM
There is no risk of fire with the EcoGlow. It is a radiant heater which only uses 18 Watts (a tenth of the electricity of typical suspended infrared lamps) because the chicks are in contact with its warm underneath surface. Radiant heat passes through air without warming it. Only a solid object like a chick will absorb and be warmed by radiant heat. The Ecoglow brooder runs at 12v for safety from a mains transformer (supplied) and with the convenience of a generous (about 10 feet) power lead.
Answered by: Brinsea Products
Date published: 2018-06-23

Is there a temperature adjustment on this product?

Asked by: Emmiemat
There is no adjustment. The brooder provides a constant 18 watts.
Answered by: Brinsea Products
Date published: 2017-10-30

Hi I have a box brooder that the heater broke and saw this. I am wondering if it will be ok to put this inside the unit. It fully closes. The dimensions are 32” X 38” X 12”.  Is this ok to use inside of this unit? It is mesh with vented side panels. 

Asked by: Cortney
Yes it will be fine provided there is ventilation and the chicks can freely move from under the Ecoglow and find their own comfort zone.
Answered by: Brinsea Products
Date published: 2017-03-25

Would this be okay for a small number of chicks? Such as 4-6?

Asked by: E213
Absolutely!
Answered by: Brinsea Products
Date published: 2018-04-25

Can it burn you like a red infra light.

Asked by: Wycountry
Absolutely not. It is only 18 watts and is designed so that the chicks can nestled right against the underside like they would under the mother hen.
Answered by: Brinsea Products
Date published: 2018-10-30

What are the different heights it can be? At the tallest, how old are the chicks.

Asked by: marty tee
At the lowest setting there is just short of 3 inches clearance and at the tallest just short of 6 inches. How old the chicks are really depends on the breeds but typically several weeks old when they are pretty much fully feathered.
Answered by: Brinsea Products
Date published: 2017-03-01
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