my girlfriend and i rescued a baby chick when its momma didnt want it. my question is, do we really need a heat lamp? right now we have him in a shoe box with a couple stuffed animals and the purina start and grow food. we need to get a small water bowl or something soon for him. right now we let him drink bottled water out of the lid. we also keep him with us most of the time during the day. if i am at school my girlfriend watches him, if she is at work, i watch him. when we are not home, her mom watches him. also, when is it safe to put him with the other chicks and their mom or is it not safe? if anybody can offer me some advice, it would be GREATLY appreciated! thanks in advance!