Jan 12, 2013

Brinsea EcoGlow 20 GIVEAWAY!

Brinsea EcoGlow 20 Giveaway!
Jan 12-17, 2013   Entry details below.
Heat lamps make me nervous, they always have. Every year, news stories recount tales of homes and chicken coops burning down as a result of a heat lamp. Whether from falling, being knocked over or simply swinging into contact with a flammable object, the traditional heat lamp is just plain hazardous even when vigilantly employed. Regardless of how carefully it is hung or how many different ways it is tethered, I never get past that gnawing feeling that something beyond my control could result in catastrophe. 
The fire in the photo below resulted from a heat lamp that fell.  There were 2 goats, 3 goslings, 3 ducklings and approximately 13 chicks in the area of the heat lamp who would have perished if the chicken-keeper hadn't come upon the scene when she did.
Heat lamp reflectors, ordinarily made of aluminum, commonly include a hangar and a clamp. The problem with the design is that there are several points at which its parts can fail from the clamp to the wire hangar and the wing nut that connects the clamp to the lamp.

Meet the original baby chick warmer: the hen. A chicken's normal body temperature ranges between 103°-107° F.  Observing mama hens interact with their babies in my backyard has completely convinced me that chicks simply do not need as much heat as we are led to believe. In this photo, my Silkie surrogate mama, Freida, took her 3 week old chicks out for a romp in the run in 29°F  temperatures.
We are all taught 'The Formula" for brooding baby chicks: 90-95° Fahrenheit for the first week of life, decreasing by five degrees each week thereafter.  If I were a slave to The Formula, I would have called CPS (chick protective services) and reported Freida immediately, after whisking the chicks indoors to toast under a an 80° french-fry lamp, of course. But I am no longer a slave to the formula and Freida never has been.When her chicks got chilly, they simply scurried underneath her.

Until fairly recently, there weren't too many options for keeping baby chicks warm. I wish I had known earlier in my chicken-keeping experience that Brinsea Products offers the EcoGlow Brooder, which employs the same concept as a mama hen. Just as with a hen, the chicks will spend most of their time under the EcoGlow for the first couple of days, they'll peek out from underneath occasionally, gradually spending more and more time away from it. They will scoot around to eat, drink and play chick games, and return when necessary. Before too long, and much sooner than you'd expect, they spend most of their time away from the brooder.
The EcoGlow operates on the principle of radiant heat, which passes through air without warming it. Only a solid object will absorb and be warmed by radiant heat, so don't expect to put your hand underneath it briefly and determine whether or not it is warm enough for the chicks. A thermometer will measure the air temperature but not the radiant heat and will usually show 5° to 10°F lower than the temperature felt by the chicks.

In my experience the advantages of the EcoGlow over a heat lamp are:
  • it's more like mama hen, chicks snuggle up to the unit when they feel it necessary
  • no fire hazard
  • uses less electricity (14 watts vs. 250 watts with a heat lamp)
  • no risk of pasty butt from overheating
  • no disruptive light, allowing for natural, diurnal wake/sleep cycles
  • height adjustable for growing chicks
  • no fussy machinations required to hang the heat source, making brooder location more flexible
This Polish Crested chick was hunkered down for the night.
I imagine this is the chick equivalent of leaving one leg out of the bed at night.

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY: 
1. SUBSCRIBE to this blog by email, Google Friend connect, Networked Blogs or RSS feed.

2. LIKE Brinsea on FB (let them know the Chicken Chick sent you while you're there!)
and
3. Leave a COMMENT below!
Giveaway ends 1/17/13 at 9pm EST. 
Winner chosen randomly from eligible entries & notified in reply to their comment or by email if provided.
A sheet of Contact paper applied to the top makes clean-up a breeze. The top of the EcoGlow can be slippery with or without Contact paper, I use rubber shelf liner on top of the EcoGlow to avoid risk of spraddle leg in my chicks. When the chicks no longer use the EcoGlow, peel off the shelf liner and Contact paper. No scrubbing required!

490 comments :

  1. Cristina Lee1/12/13, 2:01 PM

    I am hatching my first batch of eggs now in my Brinsea Eco Mini Advance. I would love to win this :)

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  2. A very smart and safe design!

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  3. now this is a nice warmer, and would love to try it on chicks

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  4. I'd love one of these for my next batch of chicks I plan to get this spring!  :)

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  5. I love hearing about new and better ways to take care of my chicks and chickens!  This product looks awesome and I would love to try it out!

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  6. I sure would like to win this gadget.  I feel so sorry for my little chickies because it is so cold.

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  7. Great idea and fantastic alternative to heat lamps. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Lovin The Chicken Chick! The blog is cool too.

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  9. Thanks for all that you do and all the information you share.  It has been an invaluable in my starting up with chickens.  Hopefully I might even win the EcoGlow, that would be awesome.

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  10. Please this would be so wonderful come early spring!

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  11. love your site, would love one of these and to get ride of my heat light.

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  12. This would be awesome come spring!!! 

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  13. Since me silkies seem to be the only silkies on the planet incapable of keeping babies alive, I think I am really in need of this :)

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  14. mark stoecker1/12/13, 2:09 PM

    I've got babies coming soon!!  I need this!

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  15. I would so love to win this ...I have my first clutch of eggs in the incubator as I write, it would be great to have somewhere perfect and safe for them to go once they've hatched :)  

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  16. TheChickenChick1/12/13, 2:10 PM

    Oh no, Kim! Silkies are usually the best moms. LOL!

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  17. I have kept baby birds warm using a number of different methods; some successful, some not but this EcoGlow sounds perfect and something I would trust  to keep baby birds safely warm. 

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  18. You have a wonderful, informative site! Would love to win an Eco Glow so we can get rid of our heat lamp. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. Love your blog. Luckily, I only had chickens for 1 winter before finding your site and have never put a heat lamp in the coop since then. I would love to try my hand at hatching and raising chicks without using a heat lamp as well 

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  20. We have raised baby chicks twice now, and one of these would make it so much easier.  Our last round ended up disasterous...one of our lamps burnt out in the middle of the night, and we lost 11 babes.  It was sad, and avoidable.  We won't raise baby chicks again without one of these....

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  21. Suzanne Smith1/12/13, 2:13 PM

    My new chicks would love this!

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  22. Hey! I just subscribed and I really hope I win this brinsea product, gonna b having a big batch of chicks in a couple months! Like you said I've never gone by the 90-95F rule, outside chicks get cold all the time. Plus I keep them in my room or bathroom and I dont want that light on alllll the time, lol.

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  23. I would really love to win this. Your site is the best out of all sites on the internet. So much info

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  24. great idea keep them coming
     I agree with you about heat lanps i had one where the bulb burst and almost caught my chicks on fire;( and the clamps never work right

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  25. I have just ordered 50 new pullet chicks and could use this!!! Thanks Brinsea and Chicken Chick for the opportunity to win one of these !

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  26. I am needing this so I can get some chicks this spring.  Karen

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  27. Theresa Borne1/12/13, 2:18 PM

    I subscribe to your blog, lots of useful information. Would love to win the Brinsea EcoGlow as we usually order day old chicks almost every year.

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  28. I have always wanted one of these and someday will have to break down and buy one or three (when I can afford). 20 babies under momma right now, and last night was down to 5. But they are in a barn that I have a propane heater attached to so it keeps the barn around 40 degrees. Yes, heat lamps terrify me too. I have seen some friends who have lost everything to heat lamps.

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  29. I love you blog, I learn something new and better ways of taking care of my flock.  Thanks for all you do and share.

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  30. I would love to have one of these, have had a fire srarted by a heat lamp very scary

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  31. Just brilliant.  We had a stall wall scorched by a heat lamp mishap years ago so this is a great alternative.  We start replacement pullets each year as we keep the old laying hens around but their production drops.  This looks worth considering for the coming batch.

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  32. I have seen what can happen when a heat lamp catches a barn on fire! Love how Brinsea can provide peace of mind!

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  33. chalkbuttepottery1/12/13, 2:22 PM

    I liked Brinsea and follow you blog!! 

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  34. Already subscribed to the email blog and "liked" Brinsea FB page!  Love this idea for keeping the little ones warm@facebook-1021345510:disqus   We have three Australorp chicks who could use this baby ;-)  But if we don't win, we may get one anyway! :-)

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  35. Thanks for another very informative article!

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  36. We love our chickens.  They are so much fun.   Would love to win an EcoGlow.  Sounds like the perfect way to keep the chicks warm!

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  37. Only heat lamps we have used was in the brooder but I am so paranoid of fire I  need to get me ones of these

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  38. what an awesome product.. I often thought that the heat light was on way too much so they were not getting the "natural" day/night cycle of light ..not to mention the safety concern was always a worry.

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  39. I've always been very careful with the heat lamps but this is so much better

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  40. Love your blog & would love to win one of these!

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  41. browneggs531/12/13, 2:29 PM

    I love your site!  I am in my first year of being owned and loved by my chickens and am considering staring a new flock.  Which do you suggest, hatching eggs or staring with baby chicks?  Either way, EcoGlow looks like the way to go!

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  42. I really need this as everything else broke oh well there's my house yuck

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  43. I follow your blog and am a fan of Brinsea!  I've been looking to get an ecoglow ever since you introduced us to them!

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  44. My sons would like to hatch and raise chicks!!

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  45. We are just about ready to start hatching some eggs so this would be perfect! Thank you for always having such great giveaways!

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  46. My sons would like to hatch chickens this summer!

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  47. You have best best give aways. Page liked on FB, blog followed & commented :-)

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  48. Mary Gilbert1/12/13, 2:41 PM

    I've always wondered about heat lamps...and fires...I want so MUCH to hatch chicks and then do the brood thing...(well, not ME doing the brooding...I think I'd squish the chickies :)  Anyway...I love your blogs...such simple, easy to understand info...and very timely.  Thanks for all that you do...and LOVE LOVE the pix!  Keep it up :)

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  49. That brooder lamp looks awesome!  I remember when I first saw mention of an "Electric Hen" for brooding in an English poultry blog, and I was so disappointed when I found out it looked nothing like a chicken, lol.

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  50. Love all your information you have on your site. Follow your advice that you have on your site as much as possible. Have held off getting new chicks due to cold weather here in NY & the fear of heat lamps, but to win the ecoglo product would be great at ending fire fears.

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  51. jill prescott1/12/13, 2:42 PM

    I have learned more from your site than all others combined. I am getting ready to order 2 dozen more rare breed hatching eggs this Spring and certainly could put the warmer to good use!. 

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  52. I would LOVE to win a new Eco Brooder, to go with my new Brinsea incubator! Thanks, Chicken Chick, and Brinsea!

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  53. Would love to use this!!

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  54. I would love to win this for the chicks I'm getting this spring. Thanks for the giveaway. I like you and Brinsea.

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  55. great idea. Always worried in the past for the safety of the chicks. My fingers are crossed...:)

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  56. I just got a Brinsea Mini Advanced. Incubator, 12 Silkie hatching eggs just arrived today. An EcoGlow would make everything perfect!

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  57. Have been seeing the Brinsea EcoGlow on various sites & pages, and would love to win this for my 12-year old who is looking forward to hatching some of our hens' eggs for her Science Fair project this year. Here's crossing my fingers!

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  58. I would so love to win this, going to be hatching here in a couple of months and this would be so much safer than a heat lamp. Love your Blog

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  59. You have sold me on getting this Eco Glo...If I don't win it:-)  I have some little Serama's in my incubator and think they would brood so much better using this.
    Once again, thanks for all you do for your fellow chicken lovers:-)
    Jo

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  60. This looks wonderful & I have 4 little chicks coming who would love this!

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  61. Ive been a little nervous at trying to hatch my own eggs. Still not sure yet. Im a big CHICKEN!....lol

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  62. Rachel Dennis1/12/13, 2:50 PM

    I need one of these for the little ducklings we'll be hatching next month, love there products.

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  63. Would love love to use this in our new homestead. 

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  64. Your blog is so educational for me and my family I recently purchased a Brinsea mini advance for my 13 year daughter for Christmas due to your input on this product ,it was an easy choice. It is so neat and seems dummy free lol would be icing on the cake to have the brooder.Thanks for schooling us

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  65. I had no idea they made such a thing ;) I would love to win this, it would make my chicken keeping with my grand daughter alot more safer.  Thanks for all your time and effort to the blog, very enlightening !

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  66. Would love to win. Thanks.

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  67. Love your blog. I have learned lots. Hope I win the Eco and can nix the heat lamp.

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  68. The picture with Freida -- and that little face poking out: absolutely classic. I just did all the steps -- hope we win (pick us! pick us!) Thanks so much!! xo Myla

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  69. Ive been wanting one of these for ages! Thanks for the chance to win and thank you for the wonderful pictures everyday I really enjoy them!

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  70. Karen Phillips1/12/13, 3:08 PM

    Fortunately, I already subscribe to your blog via e-mail! I liked Brinsea on FB, and have now left a comment!

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  71. love your blog...would love to win one of these so i can get rid of one of my lamps. i love all ur stuff u put on this site. so helpful and informative.

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  72. I love your website!! All the info you provide it great.

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  73. I enjoy your tips on raising chickens. Very informative. Would love to win an Eco Glow so I can get rid of the heat lamp. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  74. dianne elam1/12/13, 3:14 PM

    bawk, bawk, bawk.

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  75. I want one of these SO badly!  I had two heat lamp failures recently.  First, I nearly lost a whole hatch when a lamp got knocked down and started a fire with the shavings.  Second, I lost half a hatch of quail when the lamp went out overnight.  The way this works is a brilliant idea. 

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  76. Nancy Jones1/12/13, 3:18 PM

    I could use this!!!!

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  77. Really like this.

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  78. What a great and safe heat lamp replacement

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  79. Kelley Elliott1/12/13, 3:36 PM

    I would love an EcoGlo 20! Thank you for the offer!

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  80. Love your blog plus all the helpful links you post on facebook. I can totally use this! Thanks for the chance to win an amazing product :)

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  81. This is just what I need!  I had a coop fire from a heat lamp in 2009 and it took it to the ground.  Nothing left.  It was my first year on a farm with chickens and none survived.  I have used heat lamps since then but only after securing them really really well.  I would like to have something like this for my 7 month old crested girls.  They are not liking the cold this year at all!  You are my go to site, Kathy, for all things chicken!

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  82. I eyed this when I recently purchased my Brinsea incubator (December 2012) from them (thanks Chicken Chick for the discount code!).  I just couldn't afford the brooder at the time.  Unfortunately, I'm using the brooder lamps for my chicks that just hatched this week.  I have more coming and would love to try the Brinsea brooder. I am fascinated by the technology of the radiant heat.  I've got 5 Isbar chicks in my Brinsea Eco Mini Advance - it will be the first batch to hatch in it!  They should hatch in another 10 days :)

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  83.  I too have way to many heat lamps and babies of different ages/diffrent temps. This would make me rest a little easier!

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  84. I have been needing one of these..we had a fire in our home a yr ago and never want to ebrr experience that again. I plan on getting one of these before getting any more chicks. I would love to win!

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  85. I would sooooo love to win one!!! I have tried and tried!!!! Have some babies coming out next week :) and more the next couple of weeks after.

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  86. got lots of eggs, so I really need this! :D

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  87. TheChickenChick1/12/13, 4:12 PM

    close enough. lol

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  88. TheChickenChick1/12/13, 4:17 PM

    I actually recommend starting with baby chicks. I think it's better to get the care of baby chicks under your belt first before delving into the hatching process, which brings its own, unique set of stresses with it.

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  89. What a great giveaway!  Thanks to Brinsea and The Chicken Chick for your generosity!

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  90. A barn near us burnt because of a heat lamp. Granted, they were using it for newborn puppies, but it still burnt the barn to the ground.

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  91. What a great brooder! I subscribe via my email violetacres@frontiernet.net .  I "liked" Brinsea on facebook and commented there :) Thank you for posting about this, heat lamps scare me and this is just wonderful!!  Pam

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  92. I own this & LOVE it...no more neighbors thinking I run a "red-light district"...Only one problem...I got the 20 & I need a bigger on...Winning a second one would do the trick!

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  93. Emily Kunchala1/12/13, 4:38 PM

    Love your blog!  Have new chicks coming in may - would be great to have the Ecoglow

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  94. I to have seen disasters as a result of heat lamps falling, being too close to something and so on.  I love your Facebook posts and can't wait to follow your blog.  Thanks for all the great ideas, pictures and info!  I have peeps arriving March 12th and would LOVE to have this instead of a heat lamp.

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  95. This looks like something I could really use! I usually order in batches of 25, so I'll probably have to invest in the larger brooder maybe?

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  96. I really like this brooder design, I am going to have to look into getting one of these! I always order batches of 25 though from my preferred hatchery so I'll have to invest in the larger one likely :) 

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  97. Zlata Zajicova1/12/13, 5:06 PM

    I need this :D Great giveaway for breeders !!

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  98. Zlata Zajicova1/12/13, 5:07 PM

    I need this :D  Great giveaway for breeders!

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  99. I received the Brinsea Octagon incubator for Christmas..the Eco Glow would be a lovely addition.

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  100. Nora Mariano1/12/13, 5:28 PM

    This would be amazing for the babies! :)

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  101. I've been looking at these, they seem like a really good alternative to heat lamps

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  102. I would love to use one of these!

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  103. Heidi Carlson1/12/13, 5:39 PM

    This looks WONDERFUL!

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  104. Joyce Zaleski1/12/13, 5:45 PM

    Oh fingers crossed!!  Hoping I win this...ordering chicks soon and this would sooo come in handy. I am so afraid of heat lamps and would absolutely love to win this wonderful product. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win the Brinsea EcoGlow 20 :)

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  105. Peggy Eiland1/12/13, 5:53 PM

    Ecoglow is awesome. Like the part about using contact paper to keep it clean

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  106. I would love to try this sounds easier then what I have been doing.

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  107. What a great invention!  We had a pretty close call with a heat lamp last year.  Luckily we didn't lose any of the ladies, but it did burn a hole right through to the ground!  Would love one of thes

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  108. I would love to have this!!  I am new to this chicken life and I was using a heat lamp and had a fire.  Noone was home and I lost 6 chickens and 2 coops.  It was really bad. 

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  109. I just ordered our first batch of chicks. I have been really nervous about having a heat lamp going in my house. I would feel much safer with an alternative like this. I hope I win!!!

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  110. What a wonderful lifesaver this would be ......

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  111. Carolyn Miller1/12/13, 6:30 PM

    I bought a brinsea mini to hatch my eggs this Spring..this is the next item I need!

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  112. looks like a great product for momma hen (me) and my chicks! Would love to have one to try. My best chicken friend swears by Brinsea.

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  113. Would L♥ve to be able to try this!

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  114. I just put my very first eggs in my new incubator! I would love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity!

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  115. Oh my goodness, I could set up a second brooder and just keep that incubator going all the time <3

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  116. I am loving all the information I learn from your blog.  I have a small flock of sex links, brahmas, and a rhode island red.  This is our third year.  This is the first year we have lost a few to hawks, and some other critter.  So come spring, I would love ton add to my flock.  I would love the opportunity to put the Brinsea Ecoglow 20 to good use.  I am loving the thought of new baby chicks again!    

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  117. Been a subscriber for awhile now. I would love one of these, I'm planning to start raising Seramas and need one for some chicks soon. I like Brinsea on FB also.

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  118. My babies would LOVE one!  And so would I!  :)

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  119. Bernadette Kuhail1/12/13, 7:41 PM

    This would be great to win!

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  120. Kerstin Liberty1/12/13, 7:54 PM

    Nearly had a fire ourselves...it was awful. I need this.

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  121. Love it and it would be so much safer...

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  122. Would love to have one of these and begin getting rid of our heat lamps...they scare me too!!

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  123. I'm new to the game. I could sooo use this <3 Peace & Love to all <3

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  124. Harry House1/12/13, 8:00 PM

    It would be so awesome to have one of these!!!!

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  125. I've got some chicks coming in early spring by way of a friend and would love this!

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  126. How cool!  I wish we had this when we were raising our first chicks!

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  127. weimarnanny1/12/13, 8:03 PM

    I would so love to win an EcoGlow!

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  128. The space heater I rigged doesn't worry me, but the wife makes me move it further and further from the house every time I use it. This might help her sleep better when we have our next batch of chicks.

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  129. Looks pretty cool...lol i mean warm! My babies would love this little heater! :)

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  130. My first new babies could use this !

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  131. Tracy Cronin1/12/13, 8:15 PM

    Getting ready for spring hatch and this would be perfect! I'm so afraid of fire after my neighbors house burned down because of a heat lamp on her chicks that this would make me feel much better about keeping the chicks in the house instead of the shed. Thanks, Brinsea, for such an amazing product!

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  132. Snooks Bohlman1/12/13, 8:19 PM

    I couldn'y be more agreeance with you on that nagging feeling. We did a heat lamp once and I was on edge the whole time we used it and finally couldn't stand it any longer and quit using it.

    @ 3Beeze Homestead

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  133. Oh Kathy, I have chicks arriving in April and I am hoping to win this ! I too am anxious about using a heat lamp. I have in the past, but kept a watchful eye on my precious babies. Frieda teaches us all an important lesson...many thanks, sweet mama, Frieda !!!!! Thanks for this chance to win a safer brooder for our sweet babes !!!!

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  134. Ohhh I could sure use this for my babies when they hatch!  Thank you for the write up and the chance! I am subbed to your blog, follow your FB page and follow the Brinsea FB page :-)

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  135. I just set 14 bantam chocolate orpington eggs. Set at 12:12 on 1/12. Haha. Ive wanted these chickens for over 5 years now. So Im hoping they all make it to perfect little banty chicks. So winning an Ecoglow would be perfect for my soon to be little babies. <3 

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  136. I already subscribe, I liked on FB, and now I'm saying Thanks for the giveaway!  I like a safer heat source for sure!

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  137. Hoping for wee ones in 3 days.....:)

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  138. I have my first order of chicks coming this spring and have been fretting about putting a heat lamp in my house. Good to know that there is a safer alternative.

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  139. Connie Jenkins1/12/13, 8:34 PM

    With all the hatchin' goin' on I'm gettin' chick fever!  But alas, I don't have a brooder and it's too cold to hatch now :(  Would love this!

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  140. We have babies a few times each year and this would make us all so much safer!

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  141. Love it!!! We are ordering babies thru 4-H and they are coming in Feb!!

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  142. I would so love to win this! I use heat lamps but don't like to because of the hazards involved. I hatch eggs frequently, but wasn't aware of this product. Great article.

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  143. I'm already subscribed and I liked.  This would definitely be much better than the heat lamp hanging inside the shower.

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  144. I'm getting some more chicks come spring. I have tried very hard to win one of these because I just can not afford to buy one. I have really read all about it and think it is so amazing the devices they come up with. I have looked at there incubator as well maybe I can be lucky enough to one day win one of those as well. Sorry so long. I love your blog and your Facebook posts and pictures. Good luck to everyone on the win and with all your chicken adventures. I sure love all my chickens!!

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  145. This would put any new mom's mind at ease!!!

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  146. Thank you for the opportunity.  We were just looking around at the feed store today.  I'll look forward to their Facebook posts!

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  147. I would so love to warm some new bundles of fluff under this Brinsea Eco Glow!

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  148. S Summersell1/12/13, 9:31 PM

    I can't wait to get an EcoGlow! 

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  149. Jackie Johnson1/12/13, 9:34 PM

    T%his sounds so wonderful! I would love to have a safe way to care for new babies! Thanks for this opportunity!

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  150. glorygardennv1/12/13, 10:18 PM

    Mama mia, this would be mia Mama!   No joke.  4 real.

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  151. Rebecca Wilson1/12/13, 10:32 PM

    Hello!  Your blog posts are fantastic and I'm so grateful you share your knowledge, experiences, and great pics with all of us.  I'm an aspiring chicken keeper and look forward to my first flock this spring.  I'm subscribed to your blog via RSS and follow you on Facebook and Twitter.  And of course, I liked Brinsea!

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  152. This would be a great addition to my brooders
     

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  153. This would be so wonderful to have!

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  154. I would love this, as would my little Dominique chicks that are coming next month!!!

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  155. I would love this, as would my little Domminique chicks that are coming next month!!!!

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  156. Kristi Brierley1/12/13, 11:50 PM

    I'm a follower, and I liked Brinsea on facebook.  This sounds like a great product!

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  157. I've been wanting one of these forever!

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  158. Thank you for all the info you give us.  Especially for us, newbie chicken lovers.  love this site... tyvm
    btw, i have two lovely blonde silkies that i got from our feed store in a random bantam mix of chicks.  i love your white one, hope to get a couple white this spring. i love their black faces, so adorable.  a quick question, how do i stop them from jumping onto my shoulders?   they do it all the time.  i don't mind, but it scares my grandchildren when they do it to them, so i need to break them of it.  any idea how?yellowstonefan01@yahoo.com

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  159. I'm subscribed by RSS feed. I liked them on facebook and told them you sent me.  I want this for my babies.

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  160. Clint Baker1/13/13, 6:44 AM

    This is a great give away! I am looking to add chicken soon!

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  161. Sarah Eller1/13/13, 6:45 AM

    Thanks again Kathy, for a wonderfull chance at na EcoGlow!

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  162. I will be getting my first chickens in the spring and would love to try this product! Heat lamps make me nervous!

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  163. Love this idea!  Looking to start up some chicks in the spring and this would be a great addition to our coop!

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  164. this is a great idea! would be a great addition to our coop!

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  165. micheleandbob441/13/13, 10:29 AM

    Just came across your blog and it has excellent information.  I am new to chickens and am hoping to use your blog as reference, probably daily! LOL  The Ecoglow seems so safe and worry free, thanks for the product feedback.

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  166. i bought 18 hatching eggs (silkies) i hope soooo much that i win :D

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  167. Melanie Christopherson1/13/13, 11:04 AM

    Thank you, I've been so excited to try this and your article just tipped the scales for me.  I'm expecting 10 babies on April 5th, this is my first time with chicks; I've only ever raised them from 6 week old pullets.  

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  168. Intereting blog for a newbie crazy chicken lady....

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  169. Cyndy Bofelos1/13/13, 11:07 AM

    Would love one...So much better then the heat lights I currently use

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  170. Perfect for my feather babies! Would love to pamper them!!

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  171. I've felt the same way about the heat lamps...  many nights of lost sleep worrying if they may start a fire.  This Ecoglow sounds perfect - Hope I'm the winner!!!

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  172. Yay! I so need this! Eggs delivered tomorrow.. And I love in Titusville, FL... HOME of Brinsea

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  173. Paulette Douglas1/13/13, 11:15 AM

    I was such a good girl that santa left me a Brinsea 0cto 20 incubator and the ecoglow would be a lovely addition.  I have 12 Black Copper Marans eggs coming next week!  WHOOT WHOOT!

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  174. Heather Williams1/13/13, 11:15 AM

    Great product! Just in time for those spring babies!

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  175. love this idea much better than the heat lamp for sure.....fingers crossed here..:)

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  176. feathersprings1/13/13, 11:17 AM

    I need another one of these for staggered hatches!!! Love mine!

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  177. I was just cringing over buying a 'heat lamp'.  I worry so much about the fire issue.  This would ease my mind.

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  178. MelodyTilocco1/13/13, 11:18 AM

    Oh y goodness I need a few of these! 18 chicks being picked up on Feb. 4th. Decided to pick up, only an hours drive instead of chicks being shipped  :)

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  179. Marylee Renfree1/13/13, 11:18 AM

    I love this .  It would be great for my spring chicks.

    I already like you and Brinsea and am signing up for your emails.

    Thanks of all your great info.

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  180. I sure need one of these cause I've had to worry bout my heat lamps lol -bobby sue Jabat

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  181. I would love to have one of these for my chicks.

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  182. Wow what smart folks Brinsea is!!we love our mini 7 Brinsea. This cute ecoglow would be excellent. I have had things burn with a heat lamp,was scary indeed! Great giveaway chicken chicken,Kathy you are very generous in your time devoted to helping the rest of us with chickens and this sweet giveaway! Thank you!

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  183. I would love to have this! Both my husband and myself are retired so the money is tight, we love our chickens, the Silkies hatched out five little ones this winter and they are doing great with momma. We would like to get some regular layers ( golden comets) eggs hatched since they don't brood easily. That would be great to have to keep peeps in at the house on our enclosed porch until they could go on their own!

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  184. I would love to have this for my new chicks coming in the spring

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  185. I really could use this!!  I have 10 Seramas eggs in the inky right now!!  These look like the ticket with out the fire hazzard.  Chicken spa time!!

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  186. Have 20 chicks in the brooder now with 2 dozen eggs in the bator. Boy do I really need this.

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  187. Subscribed and liked!! I would love one of these so that we can ditch the heat lamps!

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  188. oh my babies sure could use this, I hate using the heat lamp

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  189. Done, done, and now done. Ordering our 2nd group of babies since our broody BO was not able to hatch any. And my birthday is Friday so I hope to wake up to an email telling me I won! :)

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