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Mama heating pad

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...


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Hey Chad

Clever idea to use chain to raise the pad up as they grow.  I may use that on my MHP, haven't put it together yet but since I am putting it in a dog crate, chains or rope would work well for when they get a bit taller.

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Great pics. Thanks Chad

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Here I am in South Dakota. Where in heck are you? Please don't move here! It's already too crowded, Don't cha know.
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Ooh, I do like the suspended technique! Much less chance of chicks getting stuck somewhere.
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That is ingenious! You are a think-outside-the-box person! I like the way your brain works!
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You might want to also check out the thread Mama Heating Pad In The Brooder. Tons of info. Your photos on this thread are very helpful.
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This is awesome Chad. Thank you for posting! I am totally saving this idea-- I use a heating pad for brooding, and I like your way of suspending it. :)

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Thank you for the picture!  Just what I needed. I was just looking at Amazon and thought, I need to go back to BYC and see if I can find the link to the heating pad and make sure this is the correct one!

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Thank you for the picture!  Just what I needed. I was just looking at Amazon and thought, I need to go back to BYC and see if I can find the link to the heating pad and make sure this is the correct one!

Careful you order the right model. A lot of them have auto-off and it's not necessarily possible to disable it.

I bought the Sunbeam 756-500. Discontinued but they still have some. No auto-off, simple slide switch with 3 temps. $13. It was replaced by the 731-500. That one is identical but comes with a sponge to wet for "moist heat" (which you won't be using). Also $13. A few people have complained about getting a different model that has auto-off. It's the 720-610. It was unclear to me whether these folks ordered from Amazon or a marketplace seller so I just went with the discontinued model.
Edited by debid - 2/16/17 at 11:36am
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