Chick brooder heater idea

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Scoutmedic, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. Scoutmedic

    Scoutmedic Out Of The Brooder

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    I have this heating pad, but a little larger, from some puppies in the past:

    http://www.amazon.com/Heated-Resting-Small-Animals-Inches/dp/B000NVC7DO

    The surface heats up to 105F. I was thinking about making a small stand and mounting it upside down as a contact warmer for some new chicks as a substitute to the Brinsea Ecoglow as they are unavailable. Anybody have any thoughts about the project?

    Thanks in advance!!!
     
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2013
  2. Scoutmedic

    Scoutmedic Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, this is what I did.. I took some scrap plywood and cut three pieces. Two leg pieces and one piece for the heat pad. I drilled holes at 1/2" spacing on the legs to allow for height adjustment. I attached the pad to the largest piece and assembled the entire unit. I placed it in the brooder and the two new babies LOVED it. Here are some pics of the assembled heater:


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