Large-dog travel crate turned into chick brooder. Inspired by the 'Mama Heating Pad' video/post. I was terrified of leaving a heat lamp unattended in my home; that, along with lacking a garage/basement or other suitable space to keep the chicks safe from my large dog is why it's taken me this long to get to this point. No heat lamp and the brooder is set up in a spare bedroom where I draped the furniture in bed sheets and put an old rug (over the new carpet) beneath the brooder. I am one week in and there have been no casualties of any sort.