So I originally wanted the chicks in the house but now they'll probably be in the garage. But I was originally going to put them in the upstairs (which doesn't even have anything good, just storage and dumb ****). My dad seems to think it smells but then said if they were in a kiddy pool it would be okay. Well now my stupid father seems to think the smell will "soak into the wood" and "every time it rains/gets moist the smell will come out" and how you put them somewhere you can move them not somewhere you're gonna put a room in, etc. Etc. And keeps going on and on about how bad chickens smell, how he used to take care of them, I read a few articles and think I know everything but I don't know ****, etc. And he won't let them be in the upper part anymore. Personally I think he is stupid because people wouldn't raise them in their houses if the smell never ever went away.... Plus they're not even going to be on the wood but he seems to think they'll "get out." Umm, I wouldn't let them escape and run loose around our disgusting garage and get hurt? Anyway, my point is I'm pretty sure they'll unfortunately have to be on the concrete. But do you think if I put plastic and blankets down it would be okay? Someone suggested plastic, old blankets, more plastic, cardboard, then the bedding. Would that be okay? Also for the record, I don't so much care about having to put them on the main level (as long as it's safe), I more just care about the fact that he is such an *** about it. And also that I think he's wrong and even if he wasn't, again, way he said it.