I find that the pigs spread well beneath the cover and get an even heat distribution with Aniheater. It is very satisfying to see. Sometimes we think, that there is enough heat, just because there is light, while we have forgotten to look at the pigs’ location and use of the nest.
So when the pigs don’t lack the light, neither does the staff nor I, it’s a pure habit.
If the pen blocks are used, for enhancing the piglet’s energy deposit, then we cannot actually see the pigs, but it works, as long as the environment around the piglets is right.
The Dual Controller is easy to see from the walkway, where it is harder to see if a traditional heat lamp is set to half power.
In addition, the problem of the chimney effect, when the lamp has been removed, is also eliminated. Since there is not left a hole and a lid for the big pigs to play with.