Many types of gas heaters for chicks currently on the market.In the use of this type of heater, whether or not the cost of fuel issued by farmers is determined by many factors. First, from the design and design made by each heater manufacturer. Then from the correct and final installation application of the optimal brooding management to minimize the loss of heat generated. Meanwhile, perhaps you need to check out the industrial infrared heating as well.
Installation of heaters
To save on gas usage, proper heater installation/installation techniques are greatly affected. The reason, if the installation is wrong, then the heat felt by the chicks will not be maximal. As a result, in addition to the decline in the condition of chicks, of course, as if the radiant heat given when brooding should be greater.
Since it will be used for the first time, the number of heaters installed in each brooding enclosure must be adjusted to the capacity of each type of heater. Firewood-fueled heaters, for example, can warm up 500 chicks. While gas-fired heaters can warm up to 1,000 chicks.
One gas-fired heater like medion gas one can be used to heat up to 1000 DOCs in a 4.5 m chick guard area. The heater is suspended on the edge of the chick guard area (1/3 of the edge area) at a height of 100 cm from the floor of the cage with a 15º inclination angle toward the other 2/3 sections of the enclosure. This heating position can be moved each time the chick guard area is expanded/widened.
The installation of a heater to form a 15º angle here serves to spread the heat evenly over a larger area so that the chick is scattered and reduces the risk of death from overcrowding. In addition, the heat generated focuses on the area being heated and not scattered to other areas.
In the use of a gas heater, the exact thing is not regulated by regulators scale. The regulator functions as a heat regulator. This heat can be adjusted according to the needs of the chicken so if it is necessary to lower the temperature simply by lowering the scale of the regulator.