So my ADHD went off when i saw those Brinsea Ecoglow brooder heaters. I found them to be rather expensive. Thinking back to my Herper days owning snakes i had a idea. Could i use a 1-2ft strip off 11in wide Flexwatt heat tape mounted to a wood board(covered in aluminum heat tape ) to make my own ecoglow. Heat tapes are used to keep reptile tanks at temps similar to what chicks need. I can control the temperature with the help of a dimmer and/or a Rheostat temperature controller. Flex watt tape : 3 $ ft dimmer cable: 7 $ (or just a normal 2$ cable when the rheo is used) temp control: 25 $ (max) tape: 5 $. boards, wood.... and other assorted stuff comes from what i have at home free. So for 40-45$ i would be able to to build a 12x 24 ft brooder heater. At 1ft it would pull 20 Watt and at 2ft 40Watt of course. I could make it where to i can raise and lower the whole thing depending on what i brood. In addition i also could run a second brooder off the rheostat for the price of the flexwatt and cable.(Or even more if i were to use all the same size brooders, heat tape and wire them in parallel. ) If it works for reptiles i also should work for chicks, ducklings.... To add: THe tape is supposed to be used under 95F , so i guess keeping it at 93F will work. THe controller will turn the power on and off as needed to keep a constant temp and the aluminum tape will reflect the heat in the right direction. Fastening a tile to the underside of the board between the tape and the board would also help with retaining heat when the power goes off. i might draw up something later just in case you cant follow my rambling brain. lol.