We made this "chicken box"/brooder to accomodate our 6 fast growing chicks. They were in the masterbath in a rabbit cage which really should only house three. They are ready for outside but it's too cold for them here in CO. Now we are Keeping them in the living room. They get to be around the dogs cats and teenagers. They can even watch tv and rock out to our music. I don't know if they are going to like going outside after living the inside chicken life.