We just bought 2 baby chicks, they are 3 weeks old. It is summer here in NH and our chicks are inside no AC and in my bedroom so with dropping temps at night they need to stay warm. I tried sleeping with the lamp on and it was to bright...we donot have a red lamp. So I thought of using a heating pad...They are in a tote with shavings so what I did was place the pad under the plastic tote on Med so it is not directly in the tote. It works so good...keeps them warm and I don't need to fear I am going to cook the chicks. They are so content.