Hi everyone! I was so ecstatic about trying out the MHP! I got my new set of chicks and went to work putting together the perfect mama heating pad set up. I was short on fence wire, so I used an old shoe box and cut one long side of it off and left the top hanging over a bit to create a more private cave-like entrance. I've got the heating pad in there on the bottom, wrapped in a towel and used Glad Press and Seal to keep it all together properly. I used a thermometer to measure the temp and it's at a perfect 90 degrees. Since I use the deep litter method in the brooder, I decided to sprinkle wood shavings all over the heating pad as well. Now here's where my problem starts..... The poor little chicks just sit in front of the MHP box and don't seem to want to go inside! I've taken one or two of the chicks and shown them that it's warmer inside the "cave " but they come right back out. Will they just eventually learn that it's warmer and go inside on their own? I'm having to keep them in my room while in the brooder, so using a heat lamp really makes my room stifling hot- to the point that I have to sleep on the couch! That being said- I REALLY want this to work!!! Not only so I can sleep in my own bed, but also for the health and wellbeing of the baby chicks. Any help and advise is so greatly appreciated!!!! Take care!