Hello chicky friends! Super excited to be here! My fiance, our poodle, and I are about to embark on our backyard chicken adventure. We've just moved from downtown to a more suburban spot with a big half acre -- ripe for raising chooks and growing veggies Tonight we're headed to the local breeder to fetch 2x Buff Orpingtons and 2x Black Copper Marans. Here's our brooder setup in an old Ikea cabinet (many thanks to you folks for the mama heating pad, nipple bottle, and other ideas featured here). Any setup critique is super welcome! We'll have the puppy pads for the first few days then swap over to soft hay once they're all settled. The sides are only 1 foot but we're adding chicken wire soon to keep the babies in. Yay!