I'm making a nice big brooder out of a wooden crate that's 6'L x 3'w x 3'h. The sides and bottom are reinforced 1/2 plywood. Tonight I painted the inside with some of the ultra cheap mis mix paint that is a really startling shade of sky blue. It wil be much easier to keep clean, but I'm wondering if the color will cause any problems. I've heard chicks react very differently to different colored lights. Can I leave it horrid blue or do I need to tone it down with some white paint? Once it's painted I'll make a lid for it and a moveable divider. It should be able to hold my husbands 20 Japanese bantam chicks from delivery to full feathering.