The GQF Model 0701 Grow Off and Holding Pen has sliding door panels on the front and sides that have 1” x 4” mesh openings. Ample feed and water space is necessary to allow weaker chicks access in the presence of more dominant chicks. Any trough may be equipped with optional automatic watering to provide the large quantity of water necessary.
Failure to provide proper feed and water space can result in slower weight gain and perhaps higher chick mortality. The troughs are mounted on the outside of the brooder so that the chicks do not squirt droppings into the food or water.
The floor of the brooder made of a wire mesh which will allow droppings to easily pass through. For small chicks like quail this floor requires that a layer of DACB paper or paper towels to be laid down on the wire for the first 4 to 7 days after which quail may stand on the wire floor. Day old poultry and ducks can be placed directly on the wire. The well-built wire floor will not sag under the weight of many chicks.
The brooder also includes removable drop pans. Drop pans are made of lightweight aluminum for long life. Drop pans can be easily pulled out even when brooders are stacked and the wire floor is heavy with birds.
Approximately 100 Quail chicks (Can stay in brooder up to 4 weeks old), 50 Chuckar or Pheasants chicks (Can stay in brooder up to 3 weeks old), 100 Poultry chicks (Can stay in brooder up to 2 weeks old).
– Measurements: 36″ x 30″ x 9.75″
– Weight: 44 lbs.
– 100 Quail chicks up to 4 weeks old
– 50 Chuckar or pheasant chicks up to 3 weeks old
– 100 poultry chicks up to 2 weeks old