This is the year that I will be getting some new chicks in March. I live in Spokane Valley, Washington and normally we have cold winters (this year is really mild). That being said I can not rely on the fact that it may turn for the worse and become cold about the time I will get my chicks. What I have in mind is I have a area of my shop for a 4x4 brooder 3ft high that will be in one corner. I will be only getting 4 chicks (because of local laws and size of yard). What I plan on is raising the chicks in the brooder for about 8 weeks and then moving them to the coop when spring breaks. The shop is heated so once the chicks have feathered out and no longer need the heat lamp I will have a temp coop to raise them in and be able to interact with them daily. Other than the amount of time I will need to clean the brooder/temp coop, has anyone else tried this or have any ideas that may be useful to do this?