I have a large rabbit hutch that I want to turn into a brooder. I can't keep it inside. I plan on keeping it on my back porch where its half enclosed and has a roof so its protected from snow/rain and wind. I live in Upstate NY so by mid March when I get the chicks I hope it will be milder weather but still a bit chilly. We have most of the ideas down but trouble deciding on how to do a brooder lamp. A friend was telling me to make a hole in the top of it and let that hang there. But how would I adjust it the heat and lowering the lamp ect. We were thinking maybe making a hole on the side and adjust different light bulbs to adjust the heat as they need each week. Its a little mind boggling for us, any advice or ideas would be greatly appreciated.