Agh, my meat chicks that were supposed to be here tomorrow (with a high of 60) are here today (with a high of 30). I have a premier heat plate that I had planned on using, but I'm worried that today and tonight is just too cold so I added a red lamp. Hopefully when it warms up tomorrow out it comes for good--the forecast is 50s/30s on out. The premier people say that the plate will keep them warm enough, but at 30 ambient temp, they won't come out much, which isn't as good. Details (now for a snapshot): 25 F outside 45 in garage 80 right under heat lamp 54 in coolest corner of brooder Can't get a read on what it is under contact plate. Dog crate is 28x42 14 Cornish X chicks Pic attached--I'm off to pick them up now!!