I'm just wondering if anyone knows if you could sit a brooder lamp with a shade directly on the wire top of a brooder? I dont want to cut a hole in the wire, and the heat lamp is 60W - would that make the wire get too hot? On second thoughts - i might just cut the wire - better to be safe than sorry. But if anyone has any thoughts on this please share. Does anyone else have their brooding lamp sitting on or touching anything?