This is my second time raising chicks, and today I brought home two little silkie chicks . I seem to be having trouble A. stabilizing the brooder temperature or B. getting an accurate reading from the thermometer. They are currently in a 4' by 33" brooder with a wire mesh door and a lamp hung inside of it with a 60W regular bulb in there. The interior is only 17", so the heat bulb is about 12" away from the floor of the brooder. The chicks seem to be sitting directly under the light, but when I put the thermometer in that spot it reads over 100 degrees. Will they move if they get too hot? I think I'm going to have to take my digital thermometer out there to get an accurate reading, but if it's too warm there's really no way to raise the lamp any higher. However there's only one spot that the warmest, the light only really covers 1/4 of the brooder and there's plenty of room for them to cool off. The question is...will they regulate that themselves or cook themselves? The brooder is being kept in our shop, which is pretty much insulated but still fairly cool. I set up a parabolic space heater on low and angled at the brooder to just add a little heat since the room is cold and we'll be in the 50-60 degree range for awhile.