My smaller pad (used until I get the large one Blooie uses) is on medium inside the house and varies about 80-86 degrees F. Probably only higher due to a chick sitting on the remote. Hope that helps.
As far as the great story about the roast and the pan, "argumentum ad antiquitatem", or appeal to antiquity, or appeal to common practice/tradition is a common fallacious argument! Well-called, my friend ("because we have always done it that way"), or similar to "50 million (or is it 60 now?) Frenchmen can't be wrong" (another fallacious argument having to do with "everyone else does it that way" aka argumentum ad populem)...yes, thinking outside the coop, or else where would we be (France? lol) thanks again Blooie!
When I used to design computer components there was something called inherited features. No one asked but because they were duplicating an existing bracket or component there would be something on the original no one knew what it was for.... So in order to assure interchangeability the feature was copied....
What they didnt know was those features in most cases were tooling aids specific to the machines that made the components. Not necssary for the component to work .
Tooling holes for progressive die machines are a prime example.... Used for the machine to progress the part through the machine process... NO other function.
Ok I will go back to my hole now.....
Used to be chick raising was either through a broody hen or some sort of heat source (there have been many iterations through the years from coal to electricity). But all in all industry has forced many to buy their products in order to raise a healthy chick use X in manner Y or your chicks will die. My product Guarantees this.
Past poultry: Buff Brhama, EE, Barred rock, Wellsummer,
Bantam mixes, Araucana, Turkeys, & Guinea Fowl.
Future poultry: Guinea Fowl, Sumatra, Wellsummer, Muscovy
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