New design, galvanized steel construction. Poly feeder and drinker included. Feed trough fills from outside and holds approximately 7 pounds universal water drinker 3 liter capacity with self-cleaning trough. Capacity 100 day old chicks, 50 four week old chicks or 100 quail chicks to the fourth week. PVC coated wire mesh floor. For baby gamebirds, cover the floor with paper towel or cage board for the first week or so. Do not use slick paper such as newspaper. Dropping pan is easily removed for cleaning. Overall size is 42"L x 27" w x 19.5 " H (interior height 10"). 250 watt heating element thermostatically controlled. 115 V.
Works with modifications
The heater is trash, and when I called, I was offered no help. It cooked 3/4 of a round of chicks on the lowest setting. I trashed the heater, bought a Brinsea EcoGlow Safety 1200, and made a lid out of chicken wire and wood edges to fit, so I could see the chicks and adjust the airflow with the provided solid metal lid slid in/out for a larger area of space open in the middle. NOW it seems to be working alright, and NOW, I actually love it.
Chick and Quail Brooder
A little expensive but is well built-- assembly was a little tedious, but not difficult. Unlike others I did not have too much difficulty with the instructions but if you aren't handy I could see it being a problem. I put it together alone in about an hour; a helper would be useful. I was short one washer, but that wasn't critical. All in all it is a good product and much better than a stock tank or plastic box.
Chick and Quail brooder
Outstanding product! Reminds me of the brooders in all the feed stores when I was growing up. Was packaged well so checking parts was easy. Instructions very well written and easy to follow. A little time consuming to assemble by myself, (3 hours), but with 2 people I'm sure it would be a snap. Should last well past my lifetime. Looking forward to brooding some pheasant and chuckers!!
The kit was great went together very easy
Easy to apply and remove. Worked wonders for my quail.