Many of you remember my big wooden brooder that I got at an estate sale cheap. It's been used numerous times for many batches of chicks and it isnt retired, however, its place in the bsmt bathroom is not accessible to me since I am recuperating from a broken ankle. So, we are brooding the batch that is due in six days in the combo living/dining/kitchen on the dining table. They'll be here for maybe 2-3 weeks, depending on how bad it gets, LOL. This way, I can tend to them myself to a certain degree. At least, I can interact with them. So, here is our makeshift brooder made from a dog kennel and heavy cardboard; got the idea from someone here on BYC recently--thanks! It's about 23" w x 36"l and 24" high and ready for the paper towels, feeder and waterer. Would have used the larger one, but Zane is living in it. Edited to remove unintentional word issues.