Okay .. I am getting ready to order my chicks and have a couple questions. 1) Cornish Cross X chicks grow incredibly fast according to everything I read. How long are they kept in a brooder? Standard chicks seem to be 6 weeks but these Cornish are ready for butcher at 6-8 weeks. 2) How large of a brooder should I make? 25 Cornish Cross X, 4 Rhode Island Reds, 4 Leghorns, 3 turkeys. 3) I am trying to do this on the cheap so I only want to make this one time but be fighting the cheapness either. Will a large box (refrig?) be sturdy enough? 4) I know it is not a good idea to raise chickens and turkeys together but from what I read they can be combined for a short period of time to provide heat for each other. How soon should they be seperated? Sould they be is a completely different brooder or will sectioning them off be adequate?