I have a 4-season Florida room, 2 sides are French doors, and the floor is tile. (It's also able to be closed off completely from the house). With the sun and easy clean area, I thought it would be a great place for the brooder. ( I'm getting the chicks in April, didn't think the screen porch would be warm enough.) I want my chickens to be as friendly as possible, so I've read that I should have a side-access brooder, which makes sense to me. How do I build one though? On top of a large table? Cardboard? Small mesh wire? I won't be raising chicks often, so I didn't want to build something that will get little use. I want the chicks to be safe and healthy though of course I thought maybe a kids plastic swimming pool (with a mesh top of course), set up on a table so the chicks would see me/the kids as we are reaching for them? Is that enough so they don't see our hands as a potential predator?