Pseudo Brooder Heater 'Plate'

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by aart, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. PetRock

    PetRock Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] This is me very interested in how your experiment works. I showed your chick warmer to DH and I think that I will order a heating pad from amazon this week!
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I got a couple older chicks, approx. 2 and 3 weeks old, so had to prop up one side of the heater so the biggest one will fit.

    Still working well. They go under and on top during the day but all under at night.

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  3. Audio51

    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the heating pads I find nowadays have an auto-shut off 'feature". Is there a way to get around that?
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Mine is an old one so doesn't have auto-off, but I've read that other folks have found them where you can turn disable feature.
     
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    Audio51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. PetRock

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    This one on amazon can be auto off or stay on. Sunbeam 2013-912 XpressHeatHeating Pad, Extra Large (12" x 24")

    It is also machine washable!
     
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  7. Debs55

    Debs55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They sell the sunbeam ones at walmart too
     
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    The Walmarts close to me don't have them in stock so I would have to order it and then go pick it up. The price was exactly the same and with amazon, it would come right to my front door. [​IMG]
     
  10. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I have no idea if a seedling mat would be hot enough....my heating pad is 100-120 degrees F on the bare plastic surface.
     

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