In getting ready for my first chicks I noticed that most, if not all, of the literature talks only about indoor brooders. While I can see the benefit of it(stable surrounding temps), it definitely comes with it's negative points as well. I have noticed a time or two where members here mention their outdoor brooders, but wondered if those were only used for older chicks. I definitely see that the vast majority(if not 100%) do brood their new chicks indoors. I'm currently constructing a brooder that will hold about 30 chicks. It's rather heavy duty, made of left over lumber, but not so bad I can't move it from indoors to outdoors when I want. If I use a thermostat on the heatsource, is there really any kind of problem keeping them outdoors? I wouldn't plan on brooding chicks during the winter months, though early spring can have some chilly nights and I would likely have it indoors in those instances. Don't really have a question I don't guess.... just wondering if brooding new chicks outdoors is doable.