This is my box brooder. I absolutely love it. I like how the food and water is on the outside of the cage so no poop gets in. And the pull out tray underneath wire mesh floor, i line with newspaper and clean it out in a snap every morning. So, one day old chicks can walk on wire mesh floor and droppings fall into tray below. Plus i got an extender for grow-out pen which makes the height like 14" (I add the extender when they reach 4 weeks old) to hold em up till i put em in the coop at 5 to 6 weeks old. Convenient and cleaner. Plus the brooder holds a pretty accurate temp. with the wafer thermostat and thermometer. The feeder and waterer slides are adjustable to fit the growing chick. Just have to be careful to keep it not too high or they can squeeze out. Also has place for 2 red bulbs to attract the chicks to the heater above. Alot safer to me...than using a heat lamp and having to raise or lower it. Just my 2 cents, lol.