So I just placed my second order for 25 chicks, had a great experience from mcmurrary hatchery so I stuck with them. They are due here on june 13 (my hubbys birthday, he got the first 25 for valentines day) but I am so hatching my own eggs here at home. My next batch will be due that day as well. So to make a long story short, I need some help finding a cheap brooder for 45 chicks. Let me know how u made yours cheaply or some cheap places to check out for a good deal.