So I know we have done this backwards and that's part of the problem, but we bought 6 chicks before having a coop built. We have an idea of what we want but are not very experienced with construction and have limited tools. The chicks are outgrowing their brooding box faster than I thought! Can someone give me an idea of an easy half-way house for growing chicks? Or should we just go with a store-bought coop even though what I've read about them isn't so great? We need to buy some time before having the "official" permanent coop built. Thanks so much for any advice! I'm getting stressed out about getting them into a bigger space Soon! FYI: we live in Louisiana and temperatures are getting warm enough for them to be outdoors, with a lamp of course.