We're keeping some chicks in a brooder in my mud room, which stays fairly warm this time of year. The chicks are a week old today and up until this morning, we had a heat lamp on them in one end of the brooder. It just seemed so darn hot in the room, and not wanting to waste the electricity, I set a thermometer in the brooder. With the heat lamp on, the temp there was about 95. I turned it off, and without the lamp, the temp is about 82-84. This is with the windows open in the mud room to allow fresh air circulation. Question is this- is it necessary to continue using the heat lamp if the ambient temp is that warm? I still need to see what the temp is at night and will likely need the lamp then, but I couldn't decide if it was necessary during the day. All chicks are active, perky, and look comfortable. I only randomly saw any chicks hanging out under the lamp when it was on- most were on the other end or inside of the chick hut (the shipping box turned upside down with doors cut in two sides). Thanks for any insight!