I am expecting my chicks to hatch on 2/16. I have the initial brooder ready (a large Guinea pig cage with the sides covered to insulate). I bought a 100wt red heat bulb at Petsmart for reptiles. I turned it on and later checked the temp in the brooder. At the closest setting (lamp directly over cage) I got a reading of 95 degrees. I have read lots on here about the importance of temp however the people at various feed stores told me that chicks are "hardy" and I don't even need a thermometer in there. Am I stressing too much? Will they stay warm enough??? AHHHHHH! I swear that I wasn't this stressed before my two human babies came home from the hospital!