Heated base makes a great mouse house???

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by CARS, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. CARS

    CARS Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just a heads up to those in the cold. Make sure that you have your heated bases on a sheet of plywood or something that doesn't allow little critters to crawl inside and stay toasty warm. They will eventually make more mouses and chew at the heating element [​IMG]
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:Good advice!
     
  3. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    I picked mine up todayto clean off and low and behold, a pile of feathers were being packed underneath it. Needless to say, I got my solid board out immediately. [​IMG]
     
  4. WoodlandWoman

    WoodlandWoman Overrun With Chickens

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    I like to put mine on something that isn't flammable, like a concrete stepping stone or paver. I don't like it down in the litter. Or a stepping stone on top of a concrete block. Maybe think about that, too.
     
  5. woodmort

    woodmort Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been warning about this since I've been on this forum having lost a couple of these heaters when the rodents chewed through the wires. You have to have the bottoms completely covered. BTW, I just bought a new one from TSC made by( I think) Farm Innovations, that has a complete bottom cover. That may slow them down a little.
     
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