Hybrid vigor for the win! He's half Cream Legbar half mystery momma (all I know is she laid brown eggs) His chicks are all huge too, 3 weeks old on monday and some of the boys in there are definitely noticable. I'll post pics next week.
It's 16 square feet without the center partition, and I was told it would hold approximately 66 large fowl chicks up to 8 weeks. I haven't done the math, so I can't say for certain. It'll hold more than I'll have in it for quite some time. If not, it's an easy expansion. It took all of two days (off and on in my spare time) to build it, and I can build you one if you like. The cost of materials isn't that bad, but I must warn you... the shipping is going to be a major buzz kill!!!
PS: I have a kiddie pool just behind the brooder... lol!!!
Maybe a set of plans? My husband is the crafty one and he could probably wing it like he did our coop, but we're already planning a coop remodel in the spring so a brooder that already has the kinks worked out would be awesome.