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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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19, 1904, article, the Quincy Daily Herald published an interesting story about the Ertel company, its incubators and brooders.
Por breeding, female brooders of size 72 mm in length and male of 74.
The percentage of brooders steadily increased afterwards, peaking on December 21 (20%).
The ducklings stay in brooders until they're I month old; then they go into outdoor pens protected by electric fencing.
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.
Like most other tachytictic and many bradytictic brooders (Lefevre and Curtis, 1910, but see, Sterki, 1898; Neves and Widlak, 1988; Woody and Holland-Bartels, 1993), Quadrula metanevra were gravid during the spring and early summer months.
Following hatching, chicks were placed in plastic brooders with same-aged conspecifics to mimic naturalistic brooding conditions.
clarki or other brooders, then limitations on brood size due to space or embryonic requirements for dissolved materials (Strathmann and Strathmann, 1982) may never be reached.
We used two battery brooders and three of the larger, unheated ones that required daily cleaning.
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.
With those kind of temperatures, of course, the brooders can get quite smelly very quickly, so it's a question of cleaning out every other day at the moment; as they grow, I'll probably have to do it daily until they're fully- feathered and ready to move outdoors.