I'm wondering if experienced chick raisers can share what type of thermometer worked best in the brooder? Currently i'm using an inexpensive one from my feed Co-Op, that is plastic and flat. It's in the brooder, with my 250 watt heat lamp, and all is fine, no melting BUT I have to lift the lid to take it out to read it! It is a pain to read with the infra red light, and I hate taking it out as I moniter the temp. Too tedious, and will be too disruptive to the chick-peas when they arrive. My chicks arrive soon, so I'm fine with what I have, but would like to replace it with something less cumbersome. Any suggestions? I'm considering a digital thermometer from the drugstore that sits upright, a couple of inches high. Much easier to see from the top of the brooder, me thinks. My current thermometer is laying atop folded washcloths (to bring it to chick-height). Thanks!