Heat rock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by [email protected], Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a small 6" x 3.5" heat rock, should I put it in my brooder? ( the chicks should hatch by the end of next week)
     
  2. Pharm Girl

    Pharm Girl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The one we have would be too hot and burn their feet. They will also poop all over it which will bake on. I'd skip it and use overhead heat.
     
  3. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't care if it gets pooped on but don't want to burn their feet... I have a heat lamp in it too.
     
  4. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    However.... You could put it in a cookie tin with sand under it, and set your waterer on the cookie tin and keep you water thawed...
     
  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thats a great idea! I never thought of that. Ill have to try it with my older birds!

     
  6. Trefoil

    Trefoil Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any heat rock that would burn a chick's feet would fry a reptile. Set a thermometer on it and see how hot it gets, if you feel its too warm, cover it with a towel. If your brooder is large enough I would try it. I use the heat "pads" they put under reptile cages for my quail when I first put them outside, they like them.
     
  7. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i put a paper towel around it and doesn't feel too hot (doesn't feel too hot without it either), im thinking of putting it under the heat light.
     

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