Mama heating pad

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chad Duncan, Mar 17, 2016.

  1. Chad Duncan

    Chad Duncan Out Of The Brooder

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    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words...
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  2. Chad Duncan

    Chad Duncan Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Murphy212

    Murphy212 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey Chad
    Clever idea to use chain to raise the pad up as they grow. I may use that on my MHP, haven't put it together yet but since I am putting it in a dog crate, chains or rope would work well for when they get a bit taller.
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  4. 2oldnow

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    Great pics. Thanks Chad
     
  5. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooh, I do like the suspended technique! Much less chance of chicks getting stuck somewhere.
     
  6. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    That is ingenious! You are a think-outside-the-box person! I like the way your brain works!
     
  7. Mitch Mullenax

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    You might want to also check out the thread Mama Heating Pad In The Brooder. Tons of info. Your photos on this thread are very helpful.
     
  8. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is awesome Chad. Thank you for posting! I am totally saving this idea-- I use a heating pad for brooding, and I like your way of suspending it. :)
     
  9. abcn123s

    abcn123s Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    Thank you for the picture! Just what I needed. I was just looking at Amazon and thought, I need to go back to BYC and see if I can find the link to the heating pad and make sure this is the correct one!
     
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Careful you order the right model. A lot of them have auto-off and it's not necessarily possible to disable it.

    I bought the Sunbeam 756-500. Discontinued but they still have some. No auto-off, simple slide switch with 3 temps. $13. It was replaced by the 731-500. That one is identical but comes with a sponge to wet for "moist heat" (which you won't be using). Also $13. A few people have complained about getting a different model that has auto-off. It's the 720-610. It was unclear to me whether these folks ordered from Amazon or a marketplace seller so I just went with the discontinued model.
     
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