Next Monday my chicks will be three weeks old. That's also when we are leaving on our two day trip. Which is a better plan, put them outside with their brooder light on our covered porch, have the neighbor check on them the morning of the second day or leave them in the house, no brooder light? My husband says if I wanted to leave them indoors in their brooder, no light because of the risk of fire. I really am leaning more towards leaving them in their brooder inside, even if its without a light. The house will still stay fairly warm and they are mostly feathered down their back, but not bellies or head yet. I'm still so unsure on what to do! I have to go, its a once every three years type of family get together and we are only an hour away IF I truly needed to come back to check. Do you think they would stay warm enough? I could use heating pads under their straw or something, but no heat lamps! Any ideas?