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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blooie, Mar 4, 2015.
Thanks Blooie, hope you are enjoying your vacation!
I have 17 week + olds outside for a few days now. They are in the little dog house coop and 100sq ft dog run. With their heat pad on I think 3? They come flying out in the am, use the roost branches, mingle around very little peeping very relaxed.
They don't go to bed with the pad, but some are on or under in the am. They must really use as they need. Not during the day at all it's been in the 80's - 90's, they choose shade or snooze in the sun.
The interesting part is I just got shipped 3-4 week olds yesterday, same set up different pen. They were in a brooder where they came from.
They had a few hours last night, and still this morning, they have not come out of the little house! They will be sooooo happy when they do! Can't wait to watch them....outside!
I want to thank you for this thread! We got our first ever baby chicks yesterday and they are doing great under their MHP! I went out to see them this morning and they all ran out from under and started eating and drinking. I love that we aren't having to use a heat lamp and that they seem so content.
Makes it super easy, doesn't it... almost like having a broody hen.
Gotta love Mama Heating Pad!
Made my mhp, ready for the 3 royal palm turkey eggs that are due to hatch tomorrow. I did have 4, but one pipped in the narrow end it had pipped under the egg and was the hole was stuck to the shelf liner, tried assisting but it suffocated in the membranes. I am really sad. I found it while adding water. This thread was very helpful. Thank you.
I have this heating pad we got for the big chickens this last winter http://www.fleetfarm.com/detail/k-h-pet-products-thermo-chicken-heated-pad/0000000205834 and was wondering if this would work if i could some how rig it with some wood and wire in our brooder we also have a smaller one we got a month ago.. we are getting 25 chicks today and thought this heating pad cage would be great!!
Is that thing flexible or stiff?
I;m sure you could prop it up on a wire rack or a just couple pieces of wood if it's stiff.
Not sure how long 25 will fit under that size.......
the big one isn't flexable haven't opened the little one as its summer but im guessing it isnt flexible either! we had put it on wire rack for storage to keep it off the ground and put shingles on it to keep them off of it and it would stay clean. they could lay and stand on it but not under it as it was for big chickens.