My garage is just a shell without electricity or insulation and with a definite population of rodents. So the garage is not an option to put in my chicks arriving soon.
I am considering an unused bedroom/office to keep them in for the first two weeks.
We have built a nice "growing room" in my existing 10x14 coop for them too. I am planning to put them there at about week 3. They will have ample space and be well protected from the adult hens until they can mingle.
They'll have the heat lamp in both areas of course, however, I feel I can control the temp better in a house for the first two weeks.
Lastly, it will be my first time growing up chicks, and being able to monitor them closely is important to me (can you say overprotective?)
What do you think? Has anybody done this?