Hi all, So I am raising 6 chicks for the first time, they will be 1 week old tomorrow. They're doing great so far, and have up until now been under the 250 watt heat bulb at about 90 degrees. I decided to switch to a heat plate b/c I was reading about it's benefits (no light 24/7, no fire hazard, etc...). I was a little nervous about the lamp anyway b/c I have a 2 and a 4 year old and I supervise them always with the chicks but you never know! One of them took off the lamp from the brooder top before I could get to her and set it on the carpet, which melted of course! Anyway long story short I am super nervous about the chicks getting too cold! How long does it take for a chick to get a chill? At first I couldn't get them to go under the plate, they were huddling up a little so I kind of just set it over them so they would feel the heat. They ended up going to sleep. A little later they came out to eat/drink/play, and now three of them are asleep under it and three are asleep right next to it. It touches their backs when they're standing up but not when they're sleeping - I had it lower but then they weren't going under b/c it was too low. I guess I'm nervous b/c some of them aren't going under it really ever. I'll be up with them for the next few hours to supervise but I'm nervous to go to bed and have them get too cold and be dead in the morning! Does anyone have experience switching the heat source like this? Any advice or shared experience would be great, I'm a bit of a worry wart. Thank you!