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brooder

stage two of the usual bird rearing sequence. After hatching the baby birds are put into a brooder house, usually with a heat source attached, for rearing. Also used as a management strategy for baby pigs which are weaned early, at 3 weeks.

brooder pneumonia
respiratory tract infection of young birds with the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus. Called also aspergillosis.
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March is relatively easy as the chicks stay in the brooders.
You should start with your brooder heated to about 95 to 98[degrees]F.
We would have tiny black ants tunnel under and come up on the inside of the brooder box.
The number pales in comparison to the 12,500 brooders that are trucked out of Mammoth Lake's Hot Creek hatchery to Tioga, Saddleback, Ellery and Convict lakes, as well as the Mammoth Lakes, those waters found in the June Lakes Loop and the Upper Owens River between Benton Crossing and Crowley Lake.
It's been decades since I brought home my first box of chicks from the farm store, but I still feel the same thrill each spring when I put the season's first chicks into the brooder.
He and his wife share their bedroom with a computer-operated incubator and a brooder.
Once room temperature stabilizes, box heaters and brooders run at a rate significantly less than 100 percent btu output-that's when you begin to realize tangible cost savings.
It underlines something we forever knew: This franchise was never meant to be about a costumed brooder unlike, say, Batman.
She is quizzed about Tracy's temper, with the prosecution asking: "If she's not usually instantly angry, perhaps she's a brooder then, who bottles things up?
Owner Jeff Grewcock said: "We are delighted by the students' efforts - pounds 500 is an impressive sum to raise and will go towards buying new cages and a new brooder, so we can give ducklings and young birds that come to the sanctuary the best chances of survival.
The farm's brooder shed has around 14, 000 chickens at any one time, slaughtering an average of 2, 000 every week.