The Lid will be on dog crate, and chicken wire over tub as well.
I am using a big plastic tub as a brooder (I know it will not be big enough for the long haul). We're bringing home 6, one week old chicks from a farm tomorrow. I have a red 250 watt brooder lamp over one side of the tub, and am only reading 85* on my thermometer. Is this hot enough for week old chicks? Should I move it lower? Also, how much cooler should the other side be, so they can go in and out of the lamp's heat? I am getting 75ish. Is that too warm still?
Thanks in advance.