I do at first, like a week or so. I see aart had problems with them, but I loved them. Kept everything dry and were soooo easy to change. I wrapped my MHP in them, too.Actually I have ordered 12 Silkie hatching eggs so I hope it is an oversight I will rectify this year...
Puppy pads.... Didn't think about that! I have puppy pads! Do you use them instead of shavings?
Hi! I'm trying to do this when we get our new chicks here shortly! (I'm an early season chick person!). Do you think this would work for a larger number of chicks by simply increasing the heating pad size and thereofre being able to "warm" as many as 50-60-or more? Or do you think that becomes problematic in terms of chicks getting "stuck" at the back or in the middle. i'm looking at a heating pad 12x24 or possibly a seedling mat that's 20x48 (still used overhead like the pad). Thoughts?
"Long skinny" is a red flag for me, don't want them trapped.Also, my initial plan was to put a 12x18 wire cooling rack in the corner of the plastic storage bin I'm using the first couple weeks. It's the only wire thing with built-in legs I could think of. I'd then put the heating pad on the corner side and cover the whole rack to create a long skinny "mama hen" cave with the back heated. Is that a bad idea? Do I need a smaller rack?