I ended up needing an emergency brooder for a possibly sick chick, 2 others had already died. I had her in my...um... ok. In my bra. Trying to figure out what to do with her when suddenly I rememberd someone told me to use a heating pad as an emergency warmer. So, I got out a tote, lined the bottom with a thick towel, popped the pad in there, covered it with a linen towel and VOILA! Brooder! I take her out every little while to get a drink cause I dont dare put a waterer in there. It'll work til I can find something else tomorrow. So, a HUGE thank you to whomever told me about this great idea!