My 25 chicks are supposed to be mailed out this week. I have a 44" x 44" box setup with 15" sides and bedding in my garage. about 2/3 of it is covered with a hinged top and the rest has an old screen over it. I have a 250 watt heat lamp over the screened part in a draft free 40 degree (night) and 50 degree (day) garage The hatchery says to keep the heat 24-28" off the chicks backs. Well, if I raise the lamp that high, the temp right under the lamp gets to only 80 degrees. So, I lowered the lamp to 16" and got it to 95 degrees. Any problems with that? Not sure why they say 24-28"?? And, right under the lamp its the target temp, but the rest of the box is kind of cool. Is this ok? The other thing I'm wondering is if the temp goes down 10-15 degrees at night, should I be lowering the light a bit at night to makeup for it? I was thinking of running a 100 watt bult on a seperate area of the pen just at night to makeup the difference. Any ideas or suggestions are appreciated!