Hi all, I'm a new chick owner, and I am just asking this because I'm curious-- I'm hoping some more experienced folks can shed some light. I just had 10 day old chicks arrive on Thursday. As a new chick mom, I've been paranoid about the correct temperature for them. I know it's supposed to be 90 degrees in the brooder the first week, right? Well, I'm using a Brinsea (sp) Eco brooder inside a kiddie pool, in our basement. The Brinsea keeps the correct temperature directly underneath it-- but the REST of the kiddie pool area is quite cool, the same temp as the rest of our basement. Wel, my question (sorry I'm long-winded): the chicks definitely sleep under the brooder at night. But, otherwise, they don't hang out much under there. They don't avoid it, but they don't spend much time there, either. They flit around the kiddie pool, eat their food, play around, try to get as many shavings as possible into their water dish, etc.. But Unless they are sleeping (which only seems to happen at night) they don't really seem to need 90 degree temperatures much at all. What's up with my chicks? Are they just extra resilient or what? I'm not complaining, I was just expecting them to need more warmth! Again, our basement is not warm-- I wear my sweatshirt when I go down to hang out with them. Anyone else have freakishly cold hardy brand new chicks?