Oh, I have learned so much from reading these posts! My first ever batch of babies arrives April 7th and I'm SOOOOOOOOO excited! I don't know how to post a picture yet (new to posting) but my brooder sits on my basement counter and is a 2'x2' wire rabbit hutch with cardboard around the outside to keep Kitty from playing with the chicks. I've got a large wire dog kennel that the ten babies will grow into eventually then a coop being built soon.
My infrared light hangs from the overhead cabinets above the counter top. I haven't turned it on yet but have the thermometer ready and will start playing with light placement when I get back from Spring Break.
I just love this website and all the helpful knowledgeable people who contribute. Keep up the good work.
Brand new to the chicken scene with 5 barred rocks and 5 australorps on the way, 1 naughty beagle, 1 snotty cat, a four year old goldfish, 3 teenage kids, and a patient husband who isn't sure about this whole chicken thing...yet!