I know you are supposed to change the temp of the heat lamp that is on chicks. All that I have read says to start at around 95 and lower it 5 degrees each week until down to 70 and then remove the heat lamp. I got my chicks on a Thursday (June 2) and started them out at the 95 degrees, and lowered it to 90 degrees last Thursday, June. 9. When I very first got them they huddled directly under the lamp, then about mid week, were as far away as possible. When I lowered the temp last Thursday, they once again huddled directly under it. Now they are as far away as possible. According to what I have read and been told, I should not change it until this coming Thursday, June. 16. But if they are staying as far away from it as they can get, do I really need to wait till Thursday??? If they are acting too hot, what do you do? They are in a full size bathtub (not the metal kind, but the fiberglass kind). They have 2-3 inches of pine shavings, so well off the floor of the tub. The heat lamp is totally at one end of the tub and they are all the way at the other end of the tub. They hate to get any closer to the heat lamp. I have a red bulb and it is a normal brooder lamp, and brooder bulb. I have checked the temp over and over with a thermometer and the temp is not getting hotter. I put the thermometer at the floor/bedding level directly under the bulb, for my temp reading.