Hello, Okay, so this is night 2 with the new chicks. When we first brought them home, they were quite displeased as they were brrrrr-cold. We slowly heated up the brooder so it wouldn't be a 'shock' to them...until it was 95 on one end. They didn't like that whatsoever and took off to the other side to climb the walls. Okay, that was pretty obvious, so we lowered the temp to 91. Once it became even temp in there of 91 they still hung out on the 'cooler' side of the brooder...but weren't climbing to get out. One had her little beak open like she was trying to sing an opera, but mostly they seemed okay so we left it at 91. This morning I woke up and none of them were peeping and they didn't peep at all until around 1pm(ish) and that peeping seemed a bit weak to me. Looking at them they seemed fine...but sort of "doh" in a trance...still on the cooler end of the brooder. To make a really long story shorter - the temp at the warm end is now an even 83 degrees and has been for about 5 hours now...and they seem completely happy with that temperature. They're on the warm end hanging out...but they are nowhere near huddled together. They're pecking at the bedding and poking around...walking and pecking at each other, etc ...but are acting normal and not too cool in the slightest. I'm beginning to wonder if the "keep them at 95 degrees and decrease 5 degrees every week" is accurate?? I mean...why would our house and our chicks be any different than another person's house with the same breeds? I even put three thermometers in there and they're all registering between 83.5 and 83.7. The chicks are all 3 days old.