I am using 2x50 gallon jumbo tote (Rubbermaid) containers as brooders for 15 chicks with newspaper on the bottom and pine shavings about 2 inches deep on top of that. My question is, since I am using a 150 Watt Infrared Heat Lamp for each brooder what distance do I keep it from the wood shavings. Also, what would be a good ambient room temp? I fully understand that the temp of the brooder should be around 95 degrees. For the first week I will be keeping them all in one brooder and then splitting them up between the two brooders. I will play that part by ear and see how much room they have once they actually start growing.