I have been doing field trip for the last week with my now three week old chicks! I think it gives them room to flap and exercise wings and run around...they have almost outgrown bathtub brooder....and this is easily moved and "monitorable"... Chicken TV! Keeps dogs OUT! lol...it was a Christmas present from my brother to keep dogs IN..I called and told him it was now repurposed! See the dog outside? He plans to be their "rooster".