Welcome! Actually you don't want a dome shape. That puts the heating pad too far away from the chicks, especially in the center where it arches, and it also makes it difficult for them to get up on top the way they like to do.
My frame is just a bit of wire fencing bent over into kinda like this shape: \______/ I bungeed the heating pad on the inside, then flipped it over. You want the heating pad to come into close contact with the chicks' backs. A towel covered with Press 'n Seal on top and it's good to go. (Press 'n Seal is optional)
You know that photos of your setup and your chicks is your dues payment, right?
beat me to it!
Yes, I've read through and understand the shape, just didn't know what to call it! That's the shape of the cat carrier that I thought was a brilliant idea, maybe I can put bricks behind it to block it. I'm trying not to over think it too much. No chicks yet, wanted to bring some home today, but got their bedding and food instead. I've tried putting a pic in my comments here, but it isn't working.
Plus the heating pad doesn't come until tomorrow.
Edited by welby1205 - 5/21/16 at 11:07am