Okay, I have a lot of questions so can someone please help me!! I'm bringing home 2 week old chicks and I know nothing about heat lamps! They're coming on Sunday so I need to prepare the brooder. I'm going to be keeping them in a cardboard box with flattened down straw in my bedroom (I know, but I didn't want to keep them in the shed in this weather). Anyway, here's my questions: 1. First question has nothing to do with heat lamps but I'm curious. I have a ton of grower feed leftover and it looks a lot like chick crumbs. I was wondering whether the chicks could live on this or is there something about it that can't be used. Otherwise, I'll have to walk to the pet shop down the road and see if they have chick crumbles. 2. Bunnings (warehouse store in Australia) has a $10 250 bulb and I was wondering whether this was too hot. I can't find enough research on the topic but I saw one forum post that states that 40-60 watt is what I should aim for but the only bulbs I can find are either 250 watt or 11 watt. Anyway the question is whether I can use a 250 watt bulb. 3. How do I set up the bulb! As stated before I know nothing about heat lamps. How would I set it up so that it hangs just above the brooder? What do I need? 4. Additional question, when can they start having little times outside. It's winter but because I live in Australia we have sunny days over at least 20 degrees celcius here in winter. Wanted to take photos of them outside too. That should be harmless right? It's my first time raising baby chicks in Australia. I usually buy pullets because roosters are illegal where I live. Luckily the neighbours haven't complained about my little pekin yet lol. It's a matter of time though. Can't wait for these cute little chicks arrive. They're buff, mottle and black purebred pekin bantams. Please someone answer these questions because I'm really stuck.