I'm expecting 17 bantam chicks (white Wyandottes, buff Brahmas, & Ameraucanas) in early April, and I have to confess I've never actually seen these bantam breeds in person -- adults or chicks. Just how small are the little peepers? I'm starting to think about a brooder. I've checked out the brooder thread stickied here and it's been a big help. The only thing I'm having trouble determining is just how much smaller banty chicks are than standards and thus how big a brooder they will need. I have an extra large dog crate -- the "cage" kind, not the plastic kind with closed sides -- will that be big enough? I was going to fix cardboard or plexiglass (so the kids can see) to the sides to keep the little ones in, and was thinking about a furnace filter for the top to keep the dust down in my laundry room, but the main thing I'm concerned about is how quickly they'll outgrow it. Just how much space do 17 bantam chicks need? As soon as we can sex them we'll keep a half-dozen and sell the rest, but I guess that won't happen for a good while.... Also, if anyone could post a photo of a standard chick and a bantam chick together so I can get a visual idea of the size difference, it'd be great! Sorry, I accidentally posted this twice and can't figure out how to delete one!