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So what happened to the chick??

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Got a heating pad that doesn't shut off every two hours or so?  If you do, you can make a frame from a cookie cooling rack or something similar and make it a heat pad cave, similar to what's discussed in this thread:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/956958/mama-heating-pad-in-the-brooder-picture-heavy-update

 

It doesn't have to be fancy - just the rack raised up enough for the chick to scoot under and an old towel on top to try to keep the pad cleaner.  You can put in a stuffed toy with it, and you can add a mirror.  Some say that works too.

 

But the other questions are do you have chick started for it?  A way to water it so it doesn't get chilled from running through it and getting wet?  A sturdy safe place to keep it?  Good luck with it! I so hope it makes it.


Edited by Blooie - 4/16/16 at 6:16pm
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