Brinsea’s EcoGlow Safety Brooder runs on a 12 volt for safety, using between 5 and 20 percent of the electricity of a 250-watt suspended lamp. Contact with the body-temperature heating surface of the EcoGlow Safety brooders is a more natural way of raising chicks than a heat lamp. It avoids the stress of being under light 24 hours a day, and the chicks get used to night and day routines, which improves weight gain and feather growth. The brooders have height adjustment for a wide range of chick sizes, and its tough plastic and metal construction makes it durable and easy to clean. Offered in three models—600, 1200 and 2000—ideal for warming 20, 35 and 50 newly hatched chicks, respectively, for the crucial first days and weeks.