Hi all! Just got my first chicks last Saturday (2 BR, 3 RIR) and I am having a hard time regulating the temperature in the brooder. My brooder is a 2 X 3 metal dog crate, I zip tied cardboard 18 inches tall to all the sides. I have a wireless thermometer under the lamp, 2 inches off the floor. It is in an unheated garage. Yesterday it was about 80 outside in the sun and last night the low was around 64. The temp fluctuates anywhere from 88 to 102. We have 4 different watt light bulbs we have been using; 250 heat bulb, 200 regular light bulb, 150 heat bulb & 100 regular light bulb. We have been switching them around and also raising and lowering the lamp. I just can't seem to keep it right around 95 for long. I'm afraid to go anywhere for fear I'll either freeze them or fry them! Anyone with ceramic reptile heaters experience? Are they any easier to regulate? I have 6 more chicks due around May 17th and I would like to perfect this issue before then. Is this a common problem or is it just us? Thank you for any ideas or suggestions in advance.