So...short story long...bit the bullet and now feel I'm in over my head! Went to get some 3 week old chicks, 2 RIR, 2 BO, 2 BR. But the nice lady wanted to toss me more. So she also threw in a brown older silkie and friz/silkie mix and two more BRs. ACK! I just set up a cardboard box and they were making a horrible mess. So, quickly I got my late GSD's crate and made hardware cloth elevated floor. The silkie was just hammering everyone, I saw her grab the silkie from that was hanging around a bunch of ducklings. So, in a separated the crate into a duplex and stuck silkie troublemaker in there. Now all of the chicks are ok, but it seems that the frizlkie is sad BOO HOO, deal with it, she can see her thru the fence. So, right now, have two heat lamps, red and white, going in my outdoor wood shed, external temp is around 40F. An untested thermostat is showing around 52F in the crate, they are all hovering around the white lamp, the red seems to be putting out more, a few sit nearby the red. Do you think it's too cold? I am not sure if I can keep the temp up. First time I've done this. What have I got myself into?!? BTW, DW says they are cute and has yet to complain about me spending my entire day running around looking for supplies and not taking down the Xmas ornaments on the roof! BTW, I have them on the MG medicated starter and the nice lady who gave them to me said she has not wormed them. I have them on a half capful of that wormer liquid and half gallon of water in the waterer. Anything else I should be doing? What have I got myself into?! To paraphrase Alan Shepherd's prayer: "Please, dear God, don't let me flock up!"