- Farm Innovators 3700 Baby Chick Starter Home Kit with Adjustable Lamp Hanger
Farm Innovators 3700 Baby Chick Starter Home Kit with Adjustable Lamp Hanger
Ratings & Reviews
Reviewed on June 14, 2022
This was easy to set up and use, however this will not work for longer than a few weeks before your chicks are flying out. I had 10 chicks and needed to upgrade to a bigger/ taller brooder after 2-3 weeks. The stand the lamp goes on was also not the most stable thing on the planet, I ended up taping it to the wall because I was nervous of it tipping over
Reviewed on March 21, 2022
Pretty simple. I didn't want to spend to much on something that wasn't going to be used for very long. I used this inside the chicken coop. Plenty of room for water, feeder, the little perch and a small brooder. It did the job.
Reviewed on April 23, 2022
I originally received the wrong tracking info with my order, but the seller was quick to respond and reassure that the order was in transit and provided the correct tracking info. Brooder is exactly as expected and a great simple brooder. Very easy to assemble as panels came already attached! Expandable and movable — fits great in many spaces. Not very sturdy tho (what you’d expect for cardboard) and felt the need to “back up” the heat lamp for safety’s sake.
Reviewed on October 20, 2014
My husband and I have bought two of these brooder kits because they work well and grow with the chicks. Throughout the summer and early fall we hatched out a few batches of chickens and ducks to get our flock established. Many brooders were either very expensive, wouldn't grow with the babies as they got bigger, or were made of cardboard for a one or two time use before throwing out. The size of this brooder can be adjusted as it is made of interlocking plastic panels and they can be rearranged as desired. When all the panels are used the brooder is of a generous size that you can keep several chicks or ducks in until they are ready to go out to the coop. The walls are nice and tall so the ducks were never able to jump up and out, and the chicks have to be several weeks old (and not have their wings trimmed) before they can attempt to jump onto or over the walls. We would put chicken wire or temporary plastic fencing over the top of the brooder to avoid any escapees as the brooder was in an old garage on a utility table (we didn't have predators to worry about in the garage in other words, or we would have used hardware cloth over the brooder instead). We never used the plastic pole for attaching a brooder light, we would hang the light and waterer from the ceiling rafters instead with some chain instead. There is no bottom in this brooder, so you need to use a plastic liner or some other sort of contraption to line the bottom (we used some big lawn trash bags). The walls are made of plastic so they are easily wiped down and cleaned when poo and other fun things get stuck to the walls, and can be thoroughly sanitized if needed. Also as an FYI we would keep our babies in a clear plastic storage tub for the first week or so of their lives to keep an eye on them and have them in the house. Once all was well and they made it past the teeny baby stage hurdle they then were put into this brooder until it was time for the coop. When the little guys go into this brooder they cannot see entirely through the walls so just be sure to speak as you enter the room so that they are not jolted or surprised when you big head and hands are popping up into the brooder. Our babies never minded and were never startled since we would say "hey" the minute we opened the garage door to make them aware of our presence. This is a great adjustable, reusable, easy to clean brooder at an awesome price!!
Reviewed on November 08, 2021
Worked as it was designed to do! I used it with a Brinsea Ecoglow, and all 6 chicks survived. Easy to clean. Easy to make it a different shape, so it fits almost any area. Durable as well! It uses zip ties to join the plates together. Would be easy to fix, if any of the zip ties came apart. You could even get 2 of these, and join them to make a bigger area for more chicks. If you do this, make sure you have enough heat sources for the chicks and arrange as necessary.
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