We are bringing home yet another batch of chicks next week and have set up the brooder in the house. The last ones we had were older and didn't need additional heat so this is a first for us. I'd prefer to use a heated blanked instead of a heat lamp since I have a healthy fear of burning down our house. Would something as simple as a heating pad (for people) buried under the shavings produce enough heat in a contained space? I could even knit a feathered cover for it so the peeps would feel like there was a mama hen in there with them. Thoughts?