Wonder if mounting the heat mat under the nest box might be better? You wouldn't have to sleeve it with bags and the thickness of the box would stop the temperature from getting too high. Just a thought.
I've always wondered to the liniage of Foghorn Leghorn. What are his credentials? Does anyone know?
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Howdy! My name is Bruce, AKA dogfish7; AKA Foghorn. Don't know didly squat about chickens, but willing to learn. Would like to build my own rural back yard coop and raise a few chickens. Love all birds and have since childhood.Anyhow, I'll be hangin around tryin to learn sumpthin.