I love this idea! I wish I'd heard of it much sooner, it would have helped all those nights or worrying over the babies, ducks, chickens, and now turkeys. Are they sleeping well? Are they warm? Are they to warm? I will be trying this idea! Thank you for sharing it.
I am so happy to see a better heat option for ducklings! I've used MHP for my chicks and love it, but heard many folks say it wouldn't/doesn't work well for ducks because of their "messy, wet" factor. But here I see this version doesn't have to make actual contact with the birds, so doesn't have to be adjusted at all... and can be easily cleaned. I love it! Thank you sharing your experience!
Looks great. at 90, that would even work for chickens or quail - I have hatched these, but not ducks. I'm wondering if there's a better way to regulate the temperature inside the cave. Perhaps a different heat pad with more precise temperature control or they typical method of raising the heat source. Perhaps something that is height adjustable but with solid sides to keep the cave effect.