Hello, I have 16 baby chicks 12 chicks are 2 weeks old while the other 4 are a week old and I have them inside (it is winter and stays below 30° at night but almost spring). My brooder that I have them in is divided into two parts a heated part with a few perches that are low to the ground and the other part that has the feed and water with extra room to escape the heat if need be (brooder is roughly 4ft long and 1ft wide). My question is that i have a 250 watt red bulb about 20 inches away from the chicks and they will lay under it occasionally but prefer to sleep in the non heated part. Is my heated side too hot for the chicks? They huddle together on the non heated side and occasionally go back and forth. My house is also kept about 71° 24/7. I have heard of people using regular bulbs but I have read that can mess with the sleeping habits of the chicks. I just want what's best for my chickies! Pic below for cuteness overload.