SO after looking at all the pics on here of brooders, i figured it would be pretty easy to make one. I took my old rabbit cage that was once used for a one legged duck i had (i'm given anything and everything that has a 'problem' with it... ) and cleaned it up real good. then i took some thin wood and with my dad's help since i can't cut straight, i cut the pieces to fit securely in 3 of the sides for warmth, painted them gray, and zip-tied them to the sides. and found a place for it in my room! i'm going tomorrow to get stuff for it, am i missing anything on my list? heatlamp- got one already feeder waterer chick starter food bedding/shavings something for them to play on what else? i've never had more than 2 chicks at a time and always raised them in an aquarium, but with my new found obsession of hatching eggs i figured i should go bigger. here's a pic, what do you think? does it look okay for little chicks?