Okay, so I put the cart before the horse. Erh, I put the chicks before the coop. Here's what happened:Last fall I was able to get the soil dug out, three loads of gravel poured, 6" of sand spread and compacted and ordered the concrete for my coop floor. Then the weather turned and the concrete guy told me that it was too late to pour. I would have to wait until spring. Meanwhile, I ordered my 25 chicks for April. Chicks are coming, but no coop to house them in. We might be able to get the concrete in by April, but there's now way I'll have a shed raised until probably mid-June. I figured we would start them in the basement upon arrival. We have a double garage, so I suppose I could give up my parking spot and keep them in there for a few weeks. What would I need to build to keep them safe and out of mischief if they're in the garage? How big would it need to be for 25 young'uns? Is there a simple shelter I could make for them to be outside? Do you have any advice/suggestions to give me? I'll even take some sympathy and forehead slaps at this point. Other relevant details - I ordered Welsummers and Cochins. I live in rural MN, so May can be iffy. For example, we don't put tomatoes into the garden until May 15th because of potential frost.