Will be a first time chick mom come the end of May. I've been studying BYC every day!!!! Read an excellent article about brooding babies in the coop rather than in indoor brooders and I think I am going to go that route. I understand that they will still need to be confined to a smaller area within the coop and will still need an additional heat source, but I just wanted to ask the veterans who have brooded babies both ways to share pro's and con's of each and their preferences, ideas, etc. Thanks!