First thing in the morning we're setting up the brooder and hopefully getting chick tomorrow (I hope) ... We think we have a great spot for them in our garage under a set of steps that lead to the house. We actually used to use this area as a night kennel for our dogs and it still has great wire sides, etc. While it was good for the dogs at night, I wonder if it'll get enough daylight during the day. I'm hoping this isn't a stupid question, but I'm a city kid with absolutely NO exposure to chickens, and truly have NO idea if we're doing this right. So excited ... but ?? Would they be better in the laundry room of the house? I've been told that they're noisy and could be stinky, so I'm not too sure about that .... We were also told to buy a 250w heat lamp but reading this section that sure seems hot! Are we gonna fry our babies? Yikes!