Chicks arriving this week, just want to make sure I have an acceptable setup. I learned most of this from reading here, so hopefully it's right! I was going to place this in the garage, to keep it in a place where my young kids could visit and handle the chicks, such that they develop a nice disposition. However, we're afraid my (very loud) car will scare them half to death every time I start it, so I have moved it to the basement of our house. Now, looking at it all set up with a heat lamp atop a bin full of newspaper and wood shavings, it looks too much like kindling to allow it in the house. So, it will be moved to my (heated and air conditioned) barn. This means less opportunity for the kids to interact (it won't be right in the house with them), but better peace of mind for my family sleeping at night. Lamp was tested with several different bulbs and locations, but it seems the best way to hit 95F average in the tub is to just place the lamp right on the chicken wire toward one end. Directly under lamp is about 100F, but the far end of the tub is only 85F, so it seems to give them the option of being warmer or cooler, by moving around the tub.