I read through much of the brooder sticky several times before posting this...I didn't want to ask a question that had already been answered. Actually, it's the posts that led to me to the point at which I find myself. We candled last night (day 12) and have 13 developing eggs with 3 or 4 other that were inconclusive. Since this is our first hatch, I need to prepare a brooder. Here are my three questions related to preparing the brooder: 1. I have both a dog cage and a dog crate (used for traveling). The dog cage is big...probably 2 feet wide, 3 feet long, and 2 feet tall. The crate is about 18 inches wide, 2 feet long, 15 inches tall. Is the smaller crate sufficient space for the first couple of weeks (for 10-15 chicks)? I'd actually like to use the larger cage, but I can't even figure out how to reach the required 90-95 degree temperature in the smaller crate...which leads to my next two questions... 2. To those who use a traveling dog crate for a brooder, what watt bulb have you found to work? I did a test run with a 60 watt bulb but could not get the temperature above 79 degrees. I'm using the bulb with at reflector and clamp (as shown in pictures on the brooder sticky). I put cardboard over the vent holes on the side (leaving only the front gate as an open area) but still cannot reach above 79 degrees. 3. To those who use a large dog cage, how do you get the temperature high enough? I saw one post that used paper to create walled sides...are there other suggestions - perhaps better ways to insulate to keep temperatures at appropriate levels? I'm sorry for asking questions that should be obvious to me through the brooder sticky...and I'm most grateful to learn from your success. Thanks so much!!