We are expecting our first batch of chicks in late April () and have decided to use a 54 gallon tote as our brooder. I'm wondering if anyone else who has done this has any tips to share. A few specific questions: Should we cut one large window (or a couple of smaller ones) in the top and enclose them with hardware cloth or should we just place a large screen over the entire top? We have an old door screen that would work for this, but I'm wondering if windows built into the snap-on lid would be more secure. What should we do with the lamp/heating lamp? Inside mount or outside? When it's time to add a roost, should we put holes in the sides of the tub and run a dowel across it, or is there another option that doesn't involve holes? When the chicks are itty-bitty, should we divide the space in half with cardboard or give them the run of the entire tote? We're only getting 9 chicks, so they are going to have a ton of room in this thing. Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can give!