Brooding

Asked January 20, 2013, 7:34 AM EST

Please list the different methods of brooding chicks.

Outside United States

1 Response

To brood chicks, you can use forced draft brooding (where hot air blows over the chicks), radiant heat brooding (where a radiant tube heats the chicks and not the surrounding air), a 250-watt bulb (this is most commonly used for small flocks), or a mother hen (many producers of small flocks start out using this method for reasons of space or overall practicality). I hope this answers your question.