I just got done reading 54 pages of the brooder thread. Well, OK. I passed out around page 30 something and woke up somewhere around page 40ish. Good info but I need some specific info. I have been using a metal stock tank as a brooder for the last 3 years. I have 2 heat lamps hanging over them and control the temp with different wattage bulbs and raising/lowering the lamps. When I get my chicks in the spring the temperatures here in MN are all over the place. That means constant monitoring and changes. So, I read the great homemade incubator thread(s) and thought why can't a brooder be controlled with the same items? Instead of one smaller wattage bulb use 2 heat lamps. Has anyone done this? Or have any ideas/thoughts on why or why not it would/wouldn't work??