I currently have a Silkies and a Cochin chick under a heat lamp in the brooder but I have button quail hatching next week. Not sure if the Silkies & Cochin babies will hurt the quail so I'm setting up an alternative plan just in case. I was thinking of putting an aquarium or bird cage in the frontroom, but don't like the idea of a light hanging over the cage. (There will be plenty of daylight from windows.) I was thinking a reptile heat rock might be ideal, that way they can snuggle it if they need the warmth. Actually, hubby and I were thinking someone should invent a heat cave so baby chickens can crawl inside (like being under a momma). The house is usually at about 70-76 degrees this time of year, do you think that a heat rock will be enough or do I really need a lamp too?