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.
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.
I have two of these and the design is brilliant! I love the fact that all the food is on the inside of the brooder, no mess on the floors. And the water stays really clean, no more worrying about changing out food and water every day, just fill it up and it lasts a whole week! They are tough to assemble taking hours for each level, but once together they are buillet proof, very rugged. I did have slight damage to the sliding trays on both units but not too bad, I could reform it with a pliers. And on both units they didn't include enough washers, I was about 30 short, and once you get to the legs you need the washers to keep the screws from going through. Luckily I had some spare washers the same size. Other than that its a fantastic design, and the heater element is twice as long as other brooders I've seen. Be sure to get a thermometer because adjusting the heat is a bit tricky and takes a day or two before you are ready for chicks.