It really was worth the money. And it truly does fit 20 chicks. I purchased it 2 days ago online and I received it today. For the last week they have been on a infrared heat light. And for most of the night you could hear some or all of the chicks making some noise all night long. Tonight, they are ALL asleep and not one is making a noise and yes, I did turn on the light in the mud room where they are and wake them up to make sure they were alive. Love the thing. No more waking up 3 times a night to check on the light because I was worried about a fire.