I bought 6 chicks today. I bought a brooder lamp and a 250w red brooder lamp bulb. The lady at Tractor Supply said was fine and I could move it around if it got too hot. It's A LOT of heat. It has a clamp and I have it clamped on the side of a plastic tote. I got the idea for the tote here but the tote is not very big once you put that giant red lamp over it. Half the tote is bathed in red heat and the thermometer at the far end where all the heat is directed is exactly 94 degrees. Chicks are less than a week old. On the cooler end the temp is around 80 and they seem to sleep there. They eat, drink and scratch around (and chirp LOUDLY!) with no panting or other signs of distress. I think I will make a tripod tomorrow and hang the light. I also am going to get a bigger tote, the biggest I can find to give them more room to move around and more cool spots if they need it. I gotta say I'm not sure this was a good idea. Time will tell. 250W seems like a lot of watts for a lamp but what do I know. If you must criticize please do so in a respectful manner and offer up some ideas rather than just calling me a dummy. Here's a pic.