Last time I had chicks I just had a few, and I set them up in my bedroom in a fish tank with a heat lamp and it worked great. I have thirty-five chicks coming in March, and...I don't know where I'm putting them. Obviously people do it all the time, but I am terrified of leaving a heat lamp on outdoors 24/7. What if it stops working? Or malfunctions? Or catches fire and the entire property goes down in a raging inferno! I'd really like to NOT have these guys in the house, but someone has to convince me I'm not setting off the Apocalypse by having a setup in the barn or something.