Hey everyone, I've been lurking the forums for some time learning everything I can about chicks and chickens, for this spring we're hoping to get a few(aiming for 6) and yeah! Mostly for pets and I want to see about entering them into shows, and the eggs are a perk. Anyway, I'm not sure what type of brooder I'll be making, I was thinking a rubbermaid tote, but my mum wants to get one of those large metal troughs from the feed store that they use to keep their chicks in while they're in the store. No matter what we use, we need a heat lamp for them, and I was wondering if they HAD to have a red or white bulb, or if I could use a ceramic heat emitter, no light, just heat, instead? Mainly wondering this because we're not to sure where we're putting the brooder, and I think I have a spot in my bedroom at the end of my bed for it, but I won't want it in my room if we have to have a light emitting bulb. So was just wondering if chicks need a light or if a CHE(usually you can get those from petstores for reptiles) will suffice as long as the temps reach ~95*F for the birdies. Thanks!