Mama Heating Pad in the Brooder (Picture Heavy) - UPDATE

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blooie, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds good! At least you'll be prepared for your next hatch!
     
  2. Lavender11

    Lavender11 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ha Ha! When I had a 100% hatch rate I was all for trying again but the emotional rollercoaster I've been on since Wednesday I'm not so sure now :)
     
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Sorry I'm a little behind here.....I have been out of the loop for a couple of days, just not feeling well. Getting better, but I might not be on as much as I was for a few more days. Gotta get caught up!
     
  4. KDOGG331

    KDOGG331 True BYC Addict

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    Hope you feel better!
     
  5. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    So this may be a silly question, but this heating pad idea is non-flammable, right?
     
  6. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

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    Much less of an intense heat source than a heat lamp!
     
  7. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    Not a silly question at all, Peep-Chicken! I can understand your concern. But I have a towel, Press 'n Seal, and straw packed under it, on top of it, and around it, and it's just fine. Same with the others who have switched to this method. None of us would be doing this if we felt we were jeopardizing our homes, families, coops and birds. Far, far less fire danger than with a heat lamp. Think about this - the heating pad heats the cave and the chicks. A heat lamp heats the bedding, the brooder box, the dust and dander, the surrounding floors and walls, and you certainly wouldn't let your hand or a piece of paper come into direct contact with it like you can with heating pad.

    Of course, any heat producing device - or for that matter any electrical device - carries with it some risk. But heating pads are designed to come into direct contact with human skin, clothing, bedding, and upholstery. For that and so many other reasons the pad is less risky than the lamp.
     
  8. Blooie

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    I gotta learn to look at that new post thingy, LG! [​IMG]
     
  9. Peep-Chicken

    Peep-Chicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Ah thank you all! :)
     
  10. Blooie

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    You are so very welcome!
     

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