This brooder was exactly what I was looking to build for the new chicks I'm expecting. Thanks to my awesome dad's help, I was able to build this - and expand it. I wanted a brooder with a separate area for a mature hen I have to spend time near the chicks as they grow to help with assimilation later. So I expanded it with a 3' area on one end where I can keep that hen. The photos are the almost-finished product. I used 1/2" hardware cloth on all of the top areas and as a divider on the inside with 12" linoleum squares on the floor to help protect the floor from messy chicks spilling water - pine shavings added as well. I will be adding some handles for ease of lifting/moving. I really appreciate the original poster sharing the plans!