I like to use UVB reptile bulbs in the brooder. The wattage depends on the time of year & how old the babies are.
For brand new chicks in early spring I like to use a combo of clear UVB & purple. This gives them a more natural looking light during the day & allows me to take better pictures...
Well, nonemergency surgery is better than emergency surgery, but shoot! :he :barnieWhen was the family coming in? Is this an outpatient surgery? Did they give you some powerful painkillers to get you thru this weekend?
Last, but not least, thank God this didn’t happen 6-8wks ago.