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1. One that broods: brooders in the henhouse; a brooder over past errors.
2. A heated enclosure in which young fowl or livestock are raised.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
1. (Breeds) an enclosure or other structure, usually heated, used for rearing young chickens or other fowl
2. a person or thing that broods
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. a device or structure for the rearing of young birds.
2. a person or animal that broods.
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After baby chickens were hatched, they needed some sort of shelter to keep them warm when sleeping. If there was an old hen available that would take them, it was common to put them with her, but if a hen was not available, or if too many chicks had been hatched, using a brooder was one solution. Brooder heating and temperature control was much like that of an Incubator.
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|Noun||1.||brooder - apparatus consisting of a box designed to maintain a constant temperature by the use of a thermostat; used for chicks or premature infants|
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