That's great to hear!
That many 2 week old chicks only fill half the cave....or half of them sleep outside the cave?
Do you have it set flat or curved?
Night time is the best time to tend the birds for that kind of stuff.....picturing a mixture of soapy water and vaseline...ewww.
Or maybe you washed the legs, then applied the vaseline.
I did a bunch of mine with bag balm, didn't wash them first, it was gooey mess.
Took lots of paper towels and wore an apron and an old sweatshirt to keep the stuff off my 'good' clothes.
Neither, aart. It's so warm here right now, that they have half their bodies sticking out of the cave! Some are fully in the cave and some fully out, but most just in a big pile about halfway between! I'm just being careful to adjust the temp with the weather outside, I put it back on 6 this morning because it's cooler today, but their cave is also about 3+ inches high now. Either way, they seem very happy when I check on them at night and in the morning!
Yes, I washed with soapy water, then applied the Vaseline. LOL, ewww, I just pictures that too, yuck! What I did was set her down in the warm water and turned off my headlamp, she settled right in. After a while, I dried her and covered her head with the towel and rubbed in the Vaseline (with gloves on, of course, eww!) She looked fine this morning, guess I'll have to do it again in 4 or 5 days when the leg mites' eggs hatch.