I'm building an outdoor brooder, with some help of course, for this coming spring. I have drawn a rough draft but it is subject to change because it's just an idea of what I want. I drew up this design with a few ideas in mind. I want the brooder to have a spot specifically for the heat lamp so it can be secure and adjustable for when I need to move it closer or further to the chicks. I also want at least 2 access points, one on the top and one on the side. I want to be able to sweep out the shavings fairly easily so I thought a removable wall would be best for that. I have two ventilation points but I'm not sure if they're correctly placed or if I need more. I also want to put removable roosts so it's easier to clean. It's going to be right next to the run, and elevated off the ground. I'll have latches and locks on it so it can't be gotten into easily, except by me of course. The dimensions aren't exact, just relative to how I want the proportions to be. Now the big question is should I insulate it? I will definitely make it a bit larger to insulate it but is it necessary if I want to brood year round?