Hi everyone. My family and I decided to finally live the dream and bought a small 5acre hobby farm in upstate new york where we live. We have ordered a few lil chicks from ideal-poultry.com and are expecting them later this week. Ok...thats the good news...here is the bad news...i have NO IDEA WHAT I AM DOING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! My six year old son and I thought this would be a great adventure and I must admit I am probably more excited about this than he is! ( my wife although happy about it is not quite as enthused as I am about our latest family additions!!!!!!) So...i need you help I have an old 70gallon plastic fish tank that I wanted to use as a brooder (*we have 11chicks coming...10 girls and a boy...hopefully). I did some reading on the forum here and bought a 150watt heat lamp and an additional 100watt regular bulb for the other end of the tank. I have done a "dry run" tonight and after 35 mins the tank is only at 70degrees...is the tank just too big? do I need additional heat lamps? or bigger lamps? or should I resort to the time honoured cardboard box brooder? thanks in advance for the help and sorry for the basic questions, aran ps: my local shop has only one brand of food..dumar? i think? which is the best kind and do i need to add grits or anything to it??