Can't believe this. I check on the babies just a little while ago and while I was looking for our roo, who's apparently decided to roost in the trees tonight, the heat lamp caught on fire! And not from the bulb. It actually started making weird noises and crackling down in the base, and while I was trying to jiggle the bulb to get it to come back on, the plastic part lit up. Gosh, the smell was awful. I HATE those stupid heat lamps. They are so cheap and obviously dangerous. I wasn't planning on using one through the winter, but was thinking of using if it got super cold. Guess not. Watch out, guys, if you have the heat lamps or other electric stuff in your coop. If I hadn't gone out to check, we would have had a fire tonight.