I just wrote up detailed instructions on my brooder but I don't see it posted.... it was a little long. Is there a limit on length or does it take a while to post? I can try again but not tonight! It took longer to write instructions than it did to build it! Lol I decided to use a simple pillowcase for the heating pad and now based on what you said blooie, I wonder if I should cut off the top flaps to expose the top of the heating pad. I was thinking I could place a towel around the edges inside the box for softness... what do you think? Thanks for the great feedback!