Hello We have a couple of 4 week-old New Hampshire Red chicks in the brooder. I noticed they keep "gasping". It's getting very hot here in our country(we live near the equator) and summer season is already on its way. We have a 10-watt bulb in the brooder. At night, we cover the brooder with rugs and sacks to make it extra warm. Is it getting too hot for the chicks? I'm afraid we can't afford a thermometer...... The "gasps" that the chicks make are somewhat similar to the gasps that older chickens make. Their beaks are opened, their tongues a little visible, and their throats keep moving for breathing. They do not seem to be sick - eating, drinking and very(!) playful. I haven't given them treats yet. Thanks in advance!