Some of you have mentioned needing to keep raising your heat lamp so it isn't too hot. You can save electricity by just reducing the bulb size. I had worked down to a 40 watt bulb by the time mine were ready to leave the brooder - and this was last winter, in the garage. I keep a 250 watt heat bulb, a 100 watt, a 75 watt, a 60 watt, and a 40 watt bulb on hand, and adjust the heat in this way.
Back Porch Chicken Brooder. Follow along with Daddykirbs Farm on Instagram to learn about projects like this. This project will also be featured on Daddykirbs.com ... you know, as soon as the man, Daddykirbs, has time to write it up :)