Propane is used extensively to fuel heating systems for incubation and brooding.
Propane-powered brooders offer larger coverage area, more even heating, and lower costs than many other systems. They are available in standard convection air and radiant models.
Propane convection brooders require no electricity, so livestock is not endangered in the event of a power failure. Many models also offer the ability to control heating by zones, this increasing the potential for fuel savings.