April 8th they come! I'm building & setting up my first ever Brooder for 12 chicks. (6 Ameraucanas & 6 Black Australorps) Located in BC, Canada Can I use a 75w reptile red heat lamp (w/ a 250w brooder lamp clamp with reflector and guard) if the chicks will be in the house? I hate the idea of a heat lamp BUT I wont be raising chicks again for a loooong time (If ever), so I don't want to invest in an expensive eco-glow brooder heater. Any & ALL brooder tips & advise are greatly appreciated. What works, doesn't work, what I should keep on hand in case of emergencies, etc. I'd also appreciate tips on the breeds I chose! I'd love to hear your first experiences! Thank you SO much!