For my birthday my parents helped me gather and repurpose a bunch of old junk to put together an incredibly effective greenhouse. It's 10 x20' (my old one was 4 x 6') so I have lots of space now. Yay! Down side is, there's GRASS on my floor. I hate that invasive weed. Nevermind that it was there first, I want it gone. Meanwhile, I have 50 assorted chicks due to arrive in mid April and where will I put those? The garage will be under construction at the time, the house is too small...and 50 is a LOT of chicks. I must be mad. So now I am thinking I can solve several problems at once. I can brood the chicks out in the greenhouse. They will have free reign on the floor (all my plants will be on shelves well above their reach) and they will all have plenty of room. I won't have to clean up because the poo can just decompose on the floor. They will eat the grass, thus learning to forrage while hleping me get rid of the weeds. I then don't have to spend money on bedding (my leftover wood chips will be enough for a little box where the heat lamp will go) and during sunny days, I won't even have to heat them! They will adjust to the natural day/night cycle and not wake me up when it happens. If they spill food or water I won't mind. It seems the perfect solution. Of course when they start flying I will have to protect my shelves. I have several rolls of chicken wire that will do just fine. And I will need to ensure nothing digs under the walls (nothing but my lab pup is likely to, so I think a ring of sturdy planters around the edges will do it. But is there anything else I am missing? Is there any reason I shouldn't use the greenhouse to brood the chicks?