Well my husband told me last night that he doesn't want buff orps, he wants something flashy looking. I showed him pics of sebrights, but what he really wants is a flashy mean rooster. I told him that the buff orps are calm and docile birds, which is important because we have a 21 month old and his 4 kids coming to live with us this summer. Can anyone recommend a "compromise" breed? Also, I wanted to ask about the bulb. I went last night and bought an 85 watt red floodlight bulb. We are keeping the brooder box in the spare bedroom for now and it is going to be made (when dh brings home hardware cloth from his hardware store) out of a rubbermaid container. I saw in the brooder idea topic where someone took the lid and cut out the center and fastened hardware cloth to the lid, so the lid can be put back on top. I know I will set the brooder box up tonight and check temps, but id the bulb I bought appropriate? What other bulbs can be used?