Are you looking for a brooder that is lightweight, easy to clean, contains your chicks, and allows the chicks to see outside of the walls that contain them? Here is the My Pet Chicken Hen Pen Pop-Up Brooder. And guess what? It’s currently on sale for $84.99, down from its regular price of $99.99. This includes free shipping.
Material Quality: Built to Last
First off, let’s talk about what this brooder is made of. While many brooders of this type are made of nylon, this one is crafted from thick canvas. Plus, the wires are snugly encased in rubber and canvas sleeves.
Obviously, this brooder will be a little heavier than a nylon model of a similar size. The less rippable attribute of this unit balances the tradeoff.
Safety Measures: No More Mini Heart Attacks
We’ve all had that moment when we find our neighbor’s cat eyeing our chicks like a buffet. This brooder comes with thicker cording and smaller holes in the netting, making it a fortress against mischievous paws and tiny human hands. It’s fully enclosable, so you can breathe easily, knowing your chicks are safe and sound.
Design and Aesthetics: Green is the New Blue
The brooder now comes in a snazzy green color (sorry, blue fans, that option’s been discontinued). But what really caught my eye is the octagon design. Why is that a big deal? Well, chicks tend to huddle when scared, and this design ensures no chick gets trapped in a corner. Pretty thoughtful, huh?
Practicality: Because We’ve Got Enough to Worry About
Raise your hand if you’ve had to deal with jailbreaks, water spills, and bedding scattered like confetti. This brooder tackles all those issues. It’s waterproof and designed to keep the mess in, not out. And when you’re not using it? It folds flat so it won’t be another bulky item cluttering your garage.
Versatility: One Brooder to Rule Them All
Whether you’re raising chicks, ducklings, or guinea keets, this brooder’s got room for everyone—up to 12 chicks, 6 ducklings, or 40 guinea keets, to be exact. It can even serve as a hospital for injured birds or a quarantine area for newcomers.
Cleaning and Storage
Cleaning is as simple as wiping it down with damp paper towels. Once it’s dry, just fold it up until your next “chicken math” adventure.
Customer Reviews: Real Talk
While many customers are raving about the brooder, some have pointed out zipper issues. So, if you plan to buy, keep an eye on that.
Recommendations for Use: Safety First!
The brooder is designed for indoor use and isn’t predator-proof. Also, ditch the heat lamp and opt for safer heater options. Trust me; it’s worth it.
Heat plates more closely resemble the type of experience a chick would feel if a broody hen protected it. Under the plate, it is dark, and the warmth is close.
Conclusion: Is it Worth the Investment?
In a nutshell, this is a good brooder, in my opinion. It’s safe, practical, and versatile. So, is it worth the $84.99? I’d say yes.
If you would like to take a closer look or purchase this brooder,
Looking for safer heater options? You will find them at My Pet Chicken.
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