Yeah, I lost my brooder area (garage) to a renter, and I'm already feeling chick cravings. This is awful. I want to do meaties again, and also possibly a couple replacement layers (I haven't decided for sure on those). My thought is to build a small roofed brooder *inside* my old mobile run (you can see the run here at the bottom of the page: https://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=25978 The coop has been moved out of there into a stationary run, so it's just a 10' x 6' cage with aprons.) and run an extension cord out to it with a (heavily secured) light*. As the chicks get older, I would open a door in the brooder and allow them to run on the grass inside the run if they want to, but still keep a light in. Anyone done this? How successful were you? And how long did it take the little buggers to be too big to escape through chickenwire (The run is mostly 2" x 4" welded wire, but the bottom 2' is lined with poultry netting)? *At first I was thinking it wouldn't work, that they'd freeze for sure... then it occurred to me that, hey, stupid, you raised them in an unheated, uninsulated garage before and they made it. Dur.