My babies are three days old, I have them in their brooder of course. I have the 250 watt lamp pointed at one half of the tub so if they get to hot, they can go to the other side. I put the termometer straight across from the bulb on the opposite side of the tub so it will read the warmest temperature. When I position the lamp so that it reads 95 the babies bunch up in a pile on the cooler side and one or two are panting and holding their wings out, so I positioned it a little higher. I come back in and it read 85 and they were not acting hot except one was panting, so she walked over and got a drink. I put the lamp a little lower because they should not be at 85 until the third week or so. I come back and it is at 90 and they are bunched up and panting again. HELP I don't want to kill my babies, this is my first batch so I am being very very careful. I am in there about twenty times a day peking in to see if they are all right. All ten of them are fiesty little suckers, all very healthy and energetic. I even put a towel down on the floor and the lamp over it so they could strech their legs for a little while and they all started running in circles chasing eachother as they flapped their wings They are toooo cute! Can someone help me or am I being overly parinoid?