I just set up my plastic tote brooder and did a test run with the heat lamp to see what the temperature is and I think it is going to be too hot. I only had it on for about 20 minutes and it was up to almost 100. I will be getting 4 day (or 2) olds and they will be staying in the house for at least a few weeks. Should I find a way to raise the 250 watt bulb or get a lower watt bulb? Who sells lower wattage infrared bulbs? I am figuring if the temps stay in the 80's during the day I'll be able to put them outside on the porch in the brooder or in the coup and them bring them in at night until they are a few weeks old at least.