1. Will a 1' x 2' carboard box work as a brooder for 6 chicks (hopefully 3 buff orps and 3 EEs) (also I have 2 of these...so could cut the side off of each and tape together to make 2' X 2' brooder. 2. How long do chicks stay in brooder?? Thanks Sarah I am sure as soon as I hit submit my little brain will say ooh ooh I have a question!!!