It is 5 1/2'' in length.
Hello! Thank you for your question. The K&H Thermo-Peep and Thermo-Chicken heated pads are designed to warm to your bird's normal body temperature when they are on the pad. When your birds are not on the pad, the heat will dissipate into the air and the surface temperature will vary according to the ambient air temperature. The K&H Thermo-Peep and Thermo-Chicken heated pads will emit heat anytime it is plugged in. The reason the pad always emits heat is so your pet can sense that heat and will be drawn to the pad for warmth and comfort. These products are thermostatically controlled by two internal thermostats. They can be left plugged in 24/7 as long as the product has been installed as per the instructions. Please let us know if you have any additional questions. Thanks again!
No, the hating pad is not water proof.
The K&H Thermo-Chicken Heated Pad will warm to about 102°F when the chicken is on the pad.
Blankets and wood chips should NOT be placed on top of the Thermo-Chicken Heated Pad. The pad warms to about 102˚F when your chickens are resting on the pads. Please do not place any materials on top of the Thermo-Chicken Heated Pads.
This product can be used in any sheltered area, in or outside of the coop. It needs to be placed on a flat stable surface and should be sheltered from the elements.