We bought some chick's and two turkeys from the country store yesterday. I am acting like a new mom, so paranoid! I am trying to keep the temp to exactly 95 degrees but it keeps varying. We have them in a large plastic tote with the lid propped open and a large hole cut in the lid for the heat lamp. Without the lid it was getting too cold at night. Sometimes it will get up to 98.5 or 99.5 so I raise the lid a little more to cool it, but then it goes down to 92 or so...so I lower it a smidge again. The chick's seem to sleep a lot, I keep thinking they are getting sick from too much or too little heat since I see them sleeping so often... Lol! We have 14 chick's and 2 turkeys. Sometimes 8 chick's will be huddled in a corner napping while the others are wandering around or sleeping on their own. Is that normal? I can't tell then if the temp is too hot then since the group is not sleeping under the light. Are they super sensitive to degree changes or variances-is 98 too hot and will kill them? I am so afraid our first attempt on our new farm will be a horrifying disaster because I wasn't watching them close enough.