Hello all! My husband and I randomly decided two months ago that we really wanted to raise some chicks and enjoy farm fresh eggs. Since then I have bought a few books and spent a lot of time on pintrest trying to decide the best way to go about my coop. Well, I have decided on my coop and run specs, but.. I haven't thought about the brooder box at all.. At first I really wanted to build a box from scratch. But now I was thinking about maybe using a rabbit cage as my brooder box? I have a one year old and a six year old, and also a 40 lb dog and a cat. So keeping them safe from all sorts of things is very important. An open top brooder box is out of the question. I did see some very cool options on tractor supply, but none that seem easy to keep secure. I don't really want to go the plastic storage tote.. cause I use them so much to store stuff and just cannot bare the idea of cutting one up. I just really don't want to DIY it honestly. Has anyone ever used the wire top, plastic bottom rabbit cages as a brooder box before?