I understantd the principle of how the electric hens work relying on a close priximity to the chicks with them being able to touching it even.
I have just bought one for the chicks we hope to hatch soon and plugged it in today to test it
I was surprised how hot the surface of the plate got to, I was expected hen body type temperatures 40 degrees C etc
Can someone reassure me that it feeling very hot to the touch is normal as mine feels very uncomfortable, the surface is probably around approx 70C is that normal?
I have a blog here about our 40 Chickens, 7 Ducks, 3 Geese, 2 Shetland Ponies and our 6 Soay Sheep, we are trying to avoid mowing our field hence the Ponies and Sheep!
Everyone is welcome