Decided to get some day old chicks. First time to do so during the winter. Needed to make an easy, inexpensive brooder. This is what I came out with. Step 1: Get a large sized container. Step 2: Trace a piece of notebook paper to make a hole in the lid. Step 3,4,& 5: Cut out the hole, drill holes, and attach a piece of wire. Step 7: Fill with shavings and a little hay. Step 8: Don't forget the heat lamp! Now we're ready for the chicks!