Yeah, sun's out here, too, and warming up. Rain's nice but it's been too damp and cold. It spite of it not getting out of the 50s, my two-week olds are spending very little time inside the cave. They are extremely active, and are getting very good at catching the miller months that have been trying to shelter inside the run. The one with the moth runs screeching around the perimeter of their grow-out pen with the others in hot pursuit. Kind of like watching a thoroughbred horse race. Round and round they go. Hard to do that in a Sterilite brooder. They're getting impressive feathers on their wings, too. They look a week older than they actually are, probably because of their response to living in a cold environment and not a sweltering brooder oven. Now I look upon brooders with heat lamps as torture chambers. The heating pad frame I built out of a foam sleeping pad is working out very well, and holding up to curious chick beaks. The heat reflective space blanket material has helped utilize and conserve their body heat. I've had to put Plan B into effect twice, using a hot water bottle inside the cave during power failures. But, like I said, during the day, they spend very little time inside their cave. I've yet to raise the entrance to the cave, the rack is still in the horizontal position, but I have been turning the temp down, especially during the day. It's still on the five setting at night. I can't even conceive of ever going back to the heat lamp/brooder box system.