MR Series For Poultry & Game Birds
"MR" Models have built-in solid state controls with heat sensors for automatic temperature regulation. They can be automatically controlled independently of one another. When the control dial is set for a desired temperature between 40 - 100 degrees F, the heater automatically holds the set temperature at sensor level. The sensor should hang down below the heater just above the animal and be protected, if necessary, by an expanded metal sensor guard mounted on the side or the per or partition.
This model is designed basically for poultry or game birds where the temperature has to be maintained to a close tolerance.
Benefits and Features
- Keep your birds warm and comfortable, great for new chicks!
- Precise control of heat with sensor at bird level reduces stress on birds!
- Save energy - radiant infrared heats birds and litter first, not the air
- No moisture produced as with gas heaters - lower ventilation
- No carbon monoxide produced as with gas heaters
- No flame or gas leaks to worry about - no routine maintenance
- Durable metal sheath heating element lasts many years - much better than glass heat lamps
- Full visibility below heaters - 65 in. models provide a large radiant heat pattern
Infrared Heater Specs
- General: Kalglo heaters are most efficient when facing down (not angled to one side) in draft-free environments. Keep exterior doors closed if possible. When hanging the heater, clinch all hooks closed. Leave some excess chain to adjust the height of the heater if necessary. The optimum distance between heater and subject is usually about 3 ft. For full size horses, hang the heater approximately 8-9 ft. above the floor or 4-5 ft. for miniature horses. The heater should be approximately 3-4 ft. above the horse's back. Do not mount heater directly against the ceiling - allow a 6 in. air gap if possible.
- Wash Stall: The ideal position for the heater should be lengthwise with the horse, with one end of the heater located above the horse's withers. If two heaters are used, hang them lengthwise with the horse and space them approximately 3 ft. apart so the horse stands in-between, with one heater on either side.
- Horse/Foaling Stall: Usually it is best to hang the heater about 4 ft. from one side of the stall, not directly in the center, to allow some room for the horse to move away from the radiant heat pattern. In a foaling stall where there is a divider, temporarily lower the heater down to about 6 ft. above the floor in the foal's area for greater warmth. Foals will seek out the warm area.
- Tack Room: Hang the heater about 7 ft. above the floor and position the heater so it radiates heat on the tack to help control mold and mildew. If the tack room is totally enclosed, the heater will also increase the air temperature inside the room, so use of an optional thermostat is advisable.