I've heard of some local fires started by heat lamps as well, it's pretty scary.
Mine will probably end up in the garage, I'm hoping it's not too cold for them. But if I do have any early hatchers I might give them to my broody who has been sitting for over three weeks.
Invest in a Brooder plate. A brooder plate that will cover the same number of chicks is about $10.00 more than a heating pad. The plate will last for years and is more sanitary.
Dare I say that the heating pad cave is a fad?
Sorry, just what I think about them.
The $37.00 dollar plate. These are not as expensive as the Brinsea and are built better.
Edited by ronott1 - 3/24/16 at 8:32am