My chicks are 3 weeks old. They are out in the coop during the day and I plug in there ecoglow out there (temps are between 50-65 degrees). I still bring them in at night as the ecoglow only works in 50 degree weather, and nights are between 35-40 degrees. They stay in the basement in temps of 60, plus their ecoglow which they still all sleep under. So the smell is becoming an issue and my poor DH, who uses the basement as a mancave, is getting fed up with the dust. feathers and smell! So I will probably be moving them out full time to the coop at 4 weeks old, so next week. Of course night temps are pretty cold and their ecoglow won't really cut it, so I put up a heat lamp with a 250 watt bulb to use at night. I hung it about 3 feet from the shavings, will this be close enough to heat them, but far enough up not to catch the shavings on fire? Should I lower/raise it? The coop is uninsulated and 6 x 3.5 and there are 7 chicks, so hopefully it's small enough to keep in the heat, and enough chicks to cuddle. They like to snuggle under the poop board, so I'm worried the heat won't even touch them at night as the poop board is at one end of the 6 foot coop, heat lamp is towards the door, which is the only place I could hang the chain. What do you think? Should they be feathered up enough and enough of them to be alright in 35-40 degree nights? Just a few to show how feathered they are. Any ideas on if this polish is a girl or boy?