My chicks should be in on Wed. The weather has changed here in NJ, I was planning to put them in my basement, well, the basement is now 40 degrees. I will have them in a 175 gallon galvanized trough. I have all the heat lights etc. My mudroom is another option but that is where we enter the house and there could be a draft and the temp isn't much warmer. Any ideas? Oh yeah, I think that there will be 17 chicks.