Many thanks to whomever told me about heating pads for brooders!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Camelot Farms, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    I ended up needing an emergency brooder for a possibly sick chick, 2 others had already died. I had her in 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!
  2. Overeasyplz

    Overeasyplz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 8, 2009
    awesome! Great thinking!
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I think it was evonne. That's were I read it .... a post she wrote.
  4. Airilith

    Airilith Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 28, 2009
    Eastern Shore, VA
    They're great aren't they! My coop only has a height of about 2.5 feet, so I didn't feel comfortable putting a lamp in there that the chicks could burn themselves on. So I got a reptile heat pad I had in the house and put out there. It's working great. [​IMG]

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