I guess you could try it....this thread wouldn't exist without people trying things out. I'm concerned about the stiffness as well as the preprogrammed temperature. Is there a way to turn it up when they're tiny and down as the chicks outgrow their need for heat? With the MHP system, that happens a lot faster than you can imagine! I would sure suggest looking at aart's thread as well as this one. There are some pretty sharp tickets in this town! I just prefer the heating pad, I guess, and I don't know anything about the heater you have except what I read on the link you provided. So I'm going to follow this, keeping an open mind. And photos are always so helpful. Do you have a heating pad for that many chicks in hot running standby?