I am usually home during the day, so would have checked on the chicks several times throughout...went in to town to help my husband mow a 2 acre lot, and mow at his boss' landscape company. I have two heat lamps in the baby chick coop, and a third sitting on a shelf, that is hooked to a different outlet (but just sitting there, where I *thought* it was safe. Somehow, that switch got flipped-not sure how, as I don't use it. I think it still would have been okay, if the heat lamp would have been laying where it was, but a chick must have flew up and bumped it off. It landed on the little extension plug in part, and that was partially melted, with bedding singed around. I am so thankful we made it home in time, and realize it could have been much worse, but there was smoke in the coop when I opened the door. We opened a window right away, and kept the door open, to air it out, but most of the 5 week old chicks are wheezing. They have fresh water, and I watched several drink, and even some eat, but the sound of hearing all of them wheezing is breaking my heart. I'm scared to death I'm going to go out to all dead chicks in the morning. Any suggestions? Or is it just going to be a wait and see?