Chick Brooder Panels
- Corrugated cardboard
- 16" tall x 25" long
- 3/16" thick
- Double-walled plastic. Stiffer than cardboard
- Clean with soap and water
- 16" tall x 25" long
- 1/4" thick
Reuseable panels can be cleaned and used again next year.
How to Use
Six panels make a 37" diameter brooder.
Seven panels make a 50" diameter brooder.
If you are going to place the Heat Lamp Stand in the brooder, you will need 5 panels total in order for the stand to fit inside the brooder.
If the brooder is comprised of 4 panels, two of the stand's legs can fit in the brooder with two on the outside of the brooder.
Listed below are recommended optional components or related items. Your particular situation may require alternative recommendations. Please call and talk to our consultants if there are any questions at 800-282-6631.
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David G from Missouri
Pros: easy to assemble/disassemble and store, sturdy.
Cons: height OK for inactive Cornish cross broiler chicks up to 2 weeks old; too short for more active 'real' chicks like layers (e.g. Rhode Island reds, Easter eggers) and turkey poults after about 10 days.
Major issue is if you build a pen big enough for 20-30 chicks (15-17 panels) the panels bottom edge sags outward after about 1 week to the point of litter leaving the pen under the panel's bottom edge (photos sent in to Premier1). To resolve this required encircling pen about 2-3" up from bottom with a cord, running it behind each panel's slot and then tightening to hold panels in a full upright position. Without this the pen would likely collapse in on itself after a few weeks. If you are going to build a brooder with 10 or more panels and keep chicks in it for several weeks it would be wise to install the bottom cord snugger when the brooder is first set up and before litter and chicks are added.
Patricia M from Minnesota
Nice easy to put together and sturdy. Much better than the cardboard I used to use. Will be able to reuse that's great
James B from Illinois
Very overpriced for what they are. In retrospect I wish I had just made my own .
Jackie A from Florida
So far so good. Just got them but they seem substantial enough to last for many uses.
Naomi M from Delaware
I love that these can be reused and they are a lot more sturdy than plain cardboard panels I made the mistake of using them the first time I had chicks and they would fall down it was a mess. These are easy to clean and I just keep them in the original box that they came in when storing them. Once chicks get old enough they sit on the brooder panels no matter the height. I have never had them jump out only sit on the edges.