When I was doing an interview for an article, my question on what beddings and manner of brooding came up. I was expecting the normal brooding practices of either conventional or natural farming, but this was a nice blend of science and natural.
Charcoal Heater: Using this kind of artificial heater is a big advantage to natural farmers because it is very cost efficient and at the same time the smoke helps repel mosquitoes that is the carrier of fowl pox. The heat is very much scattered equally at the brooder that even if you are standing at the edge of the brooder, you can feel the heat that is produced. One heater can be used for up to 1000 heads of chicks. If you used it for just 14 days for brooding time, you can re use it for as much as 5 times for 14day cycles. It is made of thin galvanized plain sheets, so it burns over time as you use it.
Cost: P380 per piece in Cagayan de Oro
Description: Heater is made of plain sheet, charcoal powered.
It has own ash collector at the bottom.
How to use it: Use wood charcoal around 2kls.
If you start around 9pm it will last around 4am. Cost to use: PHP300/sack contains 9kls.