My daughter decided she wanted to get some chicks for 4-H. I told her she could as long as she paid for them, and took care of them. We have been waiting about a month for them to send us the chicks. Do you know how hard it has been just waiting on them. I built a brooder way to small for the 25 chicks, I figured it would last me about a week. I have read more posts on chickens in the last month, but never thought to check out the brooder sizes. Live and learn. I do have a 4x8x 2'ft deep wood box I am going to turn into nice brooder. I just have to make a top for it. The chicks were going to be here on Tues. but it ended up be Wed., my DW said they were picking each other they were so hungry. She got them home and they seem to be doing just fine. Now if I can get my dog use to them, we will all be ok. These are the first chicks my girls have had. Hopefully there will be many more. We got 25 RIR. Wish us Luck!