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Premier 1 heat plate- WHAT do I put under it?

post #1 of 7
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Hi! Setting up the brooder coop! So I put down newspaper for now, I have large shavings after the possibility of splayed legs is over. But WHAT should I put under the plate for them to lay on?

 

post #2 of 7

Newspaper is too slick. Anything slick is the cause of slipped tendon/splayed leg.

Replace that with paper towels.

 

After a couple days you can go to shavings.

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Newspaper is too slick. Anything slick is the cause of slipped tendon/splayed leg.

Replace that with paper towels.

 

After a couple days you can go to shavings.


OK! Can I put paper towels UNDER the plate?

post #4 of 7

I do. That's the beauty of the plate. Never a danger of fire.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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I do. That's the beauty of the plate. Never a danger of fire.


Thank you! On my way to get them now:ep

post #6 of 7
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ok, this group is a ROWDY bunch LOL! Anyway, they found the heat plate, cheeped annoyingly until I got it at the right level. Now they are all under there and have been SILENT for 15 minutes. I should take this as a sign that it's at the right height? 

post #7 of 7

Yes. They should just be able to waddle under it. I caution that it needs to be raised every couple days.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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