Hello, I'm rather new around here and have been reading, but have not seen my question asked yet. We are preparing for a backyard flock, 12-15 birds. We live in Southwest Colorado and will set up a brooder inside the house, at least for the first week or two. I have purchased a Brinsea Eco-glow, as we are off grid. My question is: Is it necessary for the chicks to be attended during the day for the first week? Both my wife and I work, and there is nobody home from about 8AM to 4PM. My Goodwife teaches school and will be able to be home towards the end of May, but I was hoping to move things up several weeks to get a head start on the summer. Thanks for any replies!