I have been reading for some time and now I have taken the plunge. My day old chicks got here on tuesday. I found a web site for a home made brooder and this is what the test run looked like. I did not get the temp I want to went with another light. This is a pic of the 1st morning. And oh my they are dirty. This is them all cleaned up for a sec. But boy are they cute. I got a mixed group from the hatchery so I am not sure what I have just yet. So I am not sure what I have just yet. So if you know please let me know.