Hello, So after reading around, I discovered ceramic reptile heater and got one today at the pet store for my week-old chicks. My baby chicks were too hyper with the red brooder lamp and were eating and chirping (although happily) throughout the night and they just never seemed to get good, restful sleep. So we put it the ceramic heater now and gosh, it is sooooo quiet. I never saw them so relaxed, it's like they really needed it. Now I am wondering though will they eat during the night? or will the darkness cause them to sleep through the night? Do they need to eat during the night?