Safe alternative to heat lamps! Would be ideal for 50 chicks or waterfowl. Uses a tenth of the electricity of typical suspended infrared lamps, because the chicks are in contact with the warm underneath surface. This brooder grows with your chicks with the adjustable legs. These brooders are also much safer than using heat bulbs, which when left unsecured can start barn fires. Don't forget your clear plastic covers to keep chicks from climbing on top of the brooder. Pairs well with our 1 Liter Drinking Bottle with Hinged Lid (PW313).