I started planning to get chicks last month. I wanted to really take my time and planned to get them next spring. Unfortunately, when I reached out to a neighbor to ask how her chickens were, I discovered that my village was working on the wording of the ordinance to no longer allow chickens, therefore if I wanted chicks, there was no time to wait to be grandfathered in! I've been cramming research as much as possible, and yesterday I drove an hour away to come home with my new babies! I had planned on 3-4 pullets... I didn't know chicken math. Now with 6 pullet bluff orpingtons, 3 "pullet" ISA Browns, and 3 straight run silkies (I THINK), I get it! It's the darn buy six rule! And my daughters were with me! And the sky was blue, and they were just so cute, and really I've heard chickens die easily at this age so I should over but, right? Right? Except that now I'm terrified one will die. Dear lord, it's like I gave birth to these birds. It's currently 4am and I've checked on them twice. So far. I'm desperate and still ignorant and I realize the combination is dangerous, so please spew all the knowledge and advice you have at me, and know that I apologize in advance for all the questions I'm about to ask! Question 1: Please don't hate me. I hate myself. In all the research I did, somehow I missed that chicks needed to be kept at 85 degrees. My house is currently boiling. Yes, yes, I did. I am hearing my entire house to 85 degrees so that my precious babies are comfortable. As soon as my partner in crime comes home I am planning to make the trip in to town so that the rest of us can breath again, but I was thinking, we have a 10 gallon tank with a hood light. I keep my house at 70-72 normally so would that work for them? It just seems like such an easy fix! I might go fish it out of the shed and try it before I go all the way to town.