My setup is as follows: a plastic dog kennel (~36"x24"x30") with pine shavings as bedding material. The kennel sits near the front wall of the garage under a 24'x24' carport; precipitation protected, partial wind protection, no temperature protection. I have two 250w lights on standby as needed. I used one last night aimed at the front door, approximately four feet away with mid 50 temps overnight.
Would I be ok with adding extra bedding and aiming both lights into the brooder over the weekend nights as long as there is no significant wind? Should I be prepared to slide the brooder into the garage portion with lights so the heat can bank some? I don't know DH will go for this scenario (professional firefighter) due to the obvious fire hazard of two 'unsupervised' high heat bulbs in an enclosed space, but he may. He has surprised me before!
I would like to avoid bringing them back in the house if possible, but obviously, if that is what is needed, I will. Sorry if disjointed, this is my second attempt at this post at almost an hour with an almost two year old and a three year old 'helping' me!