Here is a pic of my brooder. It is 48" x30" and 24" high. You may see behind it is an exsct double of the brooder. When they get older i will open the wall and it will be an 96" x30" brooder so they will have plenty of room. So now the questions.... 1. I have 2" of pine shavings on the concrete floor. On top of that i put a layer of paper towels down on the entire thing. They walk funny on it of course because of the paper towels...and stumble at times. This going to cause foot issues at all? 2. With 6 chicks in this size brooder how often do i clean it? I am taking paper towels out on day 3 and it will just be pine shavings then. If i can go 3 days with these towels it would prevent extra waste. 3. I havent built the top screen yet....how long before they could "fly" out? They just showed up this morning and are almost 3 days old. I can even see little wing tips already.