My one-day-old chicks arrive Tue or Wed. I can't wait- so excited. These three will be my first chickens. My 10 yr old son and I built the brooder, it turned out, well... functional. We have almost finished the coop and will be enclosing the run next week. We didn't know how clever we were until we started these projects! DS tried to get me to post a photo of our brooder, but I am a scardy-cat. It is just too "original" and would probably get a lot of laughs- but we worked with what we had... I do have a question about the roost in the coop, most of the books and articles I've read (about a thousand) suggest a roost 2" wide, but the BYC posts say 4". Winter temp is not a factor as our avg low is about 50'. Which way should I go? Also, my brooder is staying right at 90'-92' during the day with no lamp. Will that be warm enough as long as I up the temp at night with the lamp? Thanks for your help!