200 Chick Capacity Cluck Hut Ohio Brooder! This is a brand new Cluck Hut Brooder based on the original Ohio Brooder design. (Lights are mounted outside and on top of brooder. We feel it is a better design, safer, and gives you more heating options.)
Your Cluck Hut Ohio Brooder is ready to go. This is the type of brooder that is perfect for our cold climate, yet it is so versatile that it is widely used in warm locales. This brooder is built like a tank and will last you many years. Instead of the usual 1/4″ plywood that is traditionally used, we use 19/32 inch thick sanded pine plywood. The legs and cleats are made of pine. Each brooder has two coats applied externally of clear Varathane stain. We feel that this is one of the “must have” tools for anyone who is interested in raising their own chicks.
The Ohio Brooder was designed and first used by the Ohio Agricultural Experiment Station in October 1940. This type of brooder was designed and is operated upon the basic principle that chicks or poults can be depended upon to adapt themselves readily to their heat and air requirements when ample heat and air are provided. This contention has been substantiated by the extensive use of these brooders throughout the years under widely varying conditions.
In all instances, satisfactory results were secured with these simple, inexpensive brooders. At no time was there noticeable evidence of a need for thermostatic heat regulation, additional ventilation, or other items that would make these brooders more complicated and more expensive.
The Ohio Brooder:
Accommodates 50 to 75 chicks when made 2 by 2 feet, 150 to 250 chicks when made 4 by 4 feet, or 250 to 300 chicks when made 4 by 6 feet.
Is operated on the basis of the behavior of and comfort of the chicks rather than thermostatic heat control or temperature shown by thermometer. Thermostatic heat control is unnecessary, since the chicks readily adapt themselves to their heat requirements and comfort in a brooder of this kind. A thermometer is misleading rather than helpful, since the ordinary thermometer can not be depended upon to indicate the radiant or infrared heat requirements of chicks or poults.
A few other points:
- Has a wide range of heat supply for special brooding requirements throughout the year.
- Requires no curtains during usual brooding conditions.
- In severely cold weather, curtains may be needed to conserve heat or prevent floor drafts; otherwise, curtains should not be used.
- By using the Ohio brooder, less insulation is required in the rest of the space as the chickens have a place to go to be warm.
Regarding lights: This model does not come with lights. If you opt not to have lights provided, your brooder will have two holes pre-cut for you that will accommodate two standard size heat lamps. (10″ to 10.5″ in diameter.) We cut our holes a little smaller than that so the lamp will be supported by the brooder. If you would like lights, you can order them from us right here!
Shipping: Free delivery to Coeur d’Alene, Post Falls, Athol, and vicinity. Spokane and area please contact us directly for a quote. If you live outside of our region and would like it shipped, I’ll be happy to get a UPS quote for you.