Hi All - Quick question: I'm currently raising two ducklings in a brooder with a heating plate. They're in the basement of our garage, where they're protected from the elements and extreme temperature fluctuations. They're 4 weeks old this week, and I've found that, despite making the heating plate taller to accommodate their growth, they often choose not to use it. Sometimes they sit on top of it, other times, they're no where near it. We've had a warm stretch here, with temps up in the 80's, so I've started getting them outside during the heat of the day, and they've actually spent hours at a time on our pond. Even just yesterday, they were just fine on the pond when we had an impromptu rain storm and the temp dropped down into the low 60's. Now, in the past with ducklings, I've been pretty conservative and gave them access to a heat lamp until 6 to 8 weeks old - depending on the season. We're getting an order of bobwhite quail chicks that were not supposed to arrive at the farm until mid june, and arrived early - we have to pick them up tomorrow (surprise!). I only have one heating plate, and prefer not to use a heat lamp (I'll do it if necessary, but I prefer the heating plate over the lamp). Considering the circumstances with the ducklings, and their apparent hardiness, do you think it'd be OK to remove the heating plate from their brooder, and move it to the bobwhite quail brooder? Thoughts?