I just built a brooder for the 11 chicks I am getting this afternoon. Thanks to some emergency traveling I had to do all last week, I wasn't able to build and temperature-test the brooder until yesterday. The brooder is 3 feet high, 4 feet wide, and 4 feet deep. I have screens on the top, and I can lay boards over it to retain heat, if needed. I have a heat lamp with a 125-watt bulb hanging pretty low, and the new thermometer shows a max of 85 degrees. I know this is probably too cool for 3-day-old chicks. What wattage should I use? I think the heat lamp says it'll handle a 250-watt bulb at the most. The temps around here are going to be in the low 80's during the day. I hate that I finished up the coop the day before I get the chicks, but it is what it is. Any help is greatly appreciated.