Hatchling Brooders

After the eggs have hatched into chicks they still require incubation. This type of incubator is called a brooder. The brooder is used to help the baby chicks develop and regulate their body temperature until they are large enough to enter the flock. There are two types of brooders used in the poultry industry all in one and free standing. These will be described below.

All in One

Contains the heat source and automated controls

Can be used for small hospital units

Large units are also available for commercial breeders

Free Standing

Consists of heating element and enclosure walls

Easy to modify

Allows chicks to roam freely

Can be used for small or large quantities