Here is my plan. After reading about Easter Eggers or EE for short I am going to order some chickens in February. But since I feel more knowledgeable about raising chickens since Im 3 for 3 with my Buff Orpingtons. Im going to increase my load to perhaps 10 to 15 more chickens. Addiction !!!!!!! But anyway aside from enough land and funds etc etc which i have. Im looking for a cost effective way of brooding them. I walk into my computer room and look over at my EMPTY 55 gallon fish tank and my brain turns on the lightbulb for me. Its been very well cleaned before I moved from my old house and its been empty for almost a year. I mean the lights that I have with it should be more than enough to keep the peeps warm. But what Im worried about are the dimensions. Mine is a standard tank, 47.5 inches long, 12 inches wide and 19" high. Is the width going to be a problem ? Of course Im not to have the peeps walking on the glass bottom, Probably cover the bottom and sides with butcher paper, then newspaper and then pine shavings. I can take a picture if any wishes for a visual.