heating mat

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by chicks, Nov 7, 2009.

  1. chicks

    chicks Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 18, 2009
    Bennington Vermont
    Hi there. I was wondering is anyone has ever used the heating rubber mat seen on shopthecoop.com It is a 9 x 12 inch mat that just warms up slightly and it can be used under straw. My question is if they use it under straw, what about wood shavings? Help:confused:
  2. lalaland

    lalaland Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 26, 2008
    Pine County MN
    can't think of why anyone would use it = the shavings or hay would keep the heat down by the mat - insulating it, in fact. To add heat to the coop, I think it would be much more efficient to use a heat lamp.

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