Stage II BrooderHere at Bethany Farms, we hatch a good many chicks. I know that most everyone has a "tote" with a lamp and newspaper in the bottom, and that is a good place to start chicks. That is what we do for two weeks and then we move them outside to the Stage II Brooder. This brooder is built from scraps of dimensional pine lumber and 1/8" Luann. A metal hinged top and a small run closed in with 1" chicken wire helps the little fuzzybutts to get their 1st taste of the real world.