Hi everyone! I will become an official chicken mom on April 18th! I also have an order for April 20th as well. I am so eggcited I can hardly stand myself!! Last night my boys put my first coop together and I made an addition for my recently built brooder. What do you guys think? For their breezeway I still have to fill in the gaps on the side, I did not want to permanently affix the breezeway so that I can easily break it down and store it. Also, I am going to move the dowel that has their swinging roost down to the other side of the grey tote. Thinking I will keep the blue tote heated and the grey one will be food, water and play! Being as the coop is sitting in the garage I was toying with using that as their brooder! If I do once it warms up outside I have to paint the coop, of course I'd have to transfer them to the totes for that. Would they adjust? I am thinking the coop will be in the garage for the 16 weeks it will take them to get ready to go outside. Plus we are building them a huge run that will encase the coop. I wanted to use legs bands, so I came up with this idea. Duct tape! I folded it over to make it thin & super strong, I left them long so that I would have an easier time adjusting them to their little legs, then I will take a thin piece (probably two to make it strong) to close up the back slit! What is everyone's opinions?