Dog house heat pad for chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DIMBY, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. DIMBY

    DIMBY Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 14, 2009
    Western Colorado
    Hello, BYCers, been a while since I've had a question since all has been going well with my girls. Getting babies in the next day or two, however, and my heat lamp burned out during testing and set up - so, question, I have a "hard surface" plastic pad that I use for my dogs in the winter. Can this work? I don't want to put a towel on the top for the obvious cleaning reasons, the pads don't radiate heat so the air isn't heated, just the surface of the pad. Any thoughts? Or, just go out and buy a new bulb....
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    will there be somewhere to get off the heat?

    They will complain if too cold.

    I'd get a light bulb just incase
  3. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 13, 2010
    I would opt for the bulb....would the pad get too hot on their feet or bodies?

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