Hello all. Would like some insight on my new brooder build. I have this old file cabinet that I just put on its back that I have been using. It did fine for raising 10 chicks last year but they do outgrow that fast even though it was big for a file cabinet. I bought the brinsea Eco 20 and if I ever plan on filling that up I will need something bigger. A little more background on my coop. I have a dirt floor shed that's approx 30x60. I have sectioned off a 20x30 space for my chickens. So I still have a large area to work with. I want to build another space as a brooder. It will be outside the chicken space. I have old metal siding that I can use for the walls. So I just need some 2x4s to make this. How big should I make this? I have what must be a 10 foot section of the siding as well as smaller pieces. So I was figuring making it around 10 feet long by 4 feet wide and as tall as the siding which is waist height (I'm 6'5"). Does that sound good enough? To big? Another thing to mention is that I will likely be getting turkeys this year. My chickens have officially crapped everywhere in that shed. Now I plan on housing them together but from what I understand they are particularly fragile when young. How do I build this to allow myself to keep poults and chicks together safely and keep them healthy? I understand that there is a blackhead risk but I'm set on getting turkeys and keeping my chickens. I'm also not a fan of building two of everything to keep them separated. Since I want to make this a decent size I would also like to be able to walk in there in order to make maintenance easier. Can I just clean it up and layer down a lot of pine shavings or do I need to construct a floor? A floor would significantly increase the cost of the project. I do have a lot of old laminate floor (the fake wood stuff) but would still need to make a subfloor so I could walk I there without putting my foot through the floor. Thoughts?