Hi, everyone! I just placed my order for (eight) day old chicks from mypetchicken.com - I'm SO excited! They are due to ship in late August. I have read everything I could get my hands on - and I still have more questions! I have a 2' x 4' wood frame/hardware cloth "cage" to start them out in. This cage will be located inside a 12' x 14' shed with two windows in it for light (plus an overhead flourescent light). I have a 75watt red (infrared) heat lamp ready to hang over the cage for warmth, and a small fan (if needed) for the other end. I have a second (identical) cage ready to go if all the chicks in one cage are too many as they grow. Our days in Florida are typically like this from now through September: Mid 70s overnight climbing to the 80s by 9am climbing to the mid 90s by 11am until 6pm thunderstorms most every afternoon between 2-5pm that cool the air to low 80s while it rains. Oh, and ALWAYS with the F_)GU_#NG HUMIDITY! My first question is - will my babies roast during the day with the heatlamp on? Our days are SO hot and humid, but when it rains it (temporarily) cools things off to a temperature that is too cool for such little ones. And, usually, during the thunderstorms I am 17 miles away at work and cannot come home to turn on/off the heat lamp. Do I leave the lamp on all day and night? How high above the cage do you think it should hang - based on your experience. Should I leave the small fan running down at the other end (turning it off at night, of course)? I understand that the chicks should be kept at 90* or so for the first week, and then lowering the temperature by 5* each week, until they are four weeks...at which time they should be weaned off the lamp completely. Has this been your experience in our warmer states? If you think of any other warm-weather related tips you have, I'd love to hear them, and appreciate all of your help!