Well, we started out with a large Rubbermaid tub and a heat lamp, but our eleven chicks outgrew that by the end of week two. So we just upgraded and I wanted to show what we did, because if you have children, it's likely you have this stuff lying around, or it can be found on Craigslist dirt cheap. What we used: 1 Superyard XL baby pen 2 broom handles (one for supporting the lid, one for a roost) 1 tarp (for underneath the pen) 4 zip ties 2 heat lamps ... and the regular chick stuff (feeder, litter, waterer and all that) Behold, the Superyard XL -- reconfigured for chickens: And here are some interior pics of the girls (and possibly a couple of boys) enjoying their expanded digs: If you want to know how to make one, let me know. It was simple once we figured out how to fit things together right. And the whole top works like a big door for easy cleaning and feeding. Hope this helps someone!