have a separate coop as a brooder or to put a brooder in your regular coop? I had designed an external brooder (like an external nest box only bigger) to be built into my new coop. However, I now have to use a resin shed as a coop and won't be able to do that. So I am having to come up with a new design for the inside of this shed and while I can fit a brooder in there, it would take up a fair amount of floor space from the big girls. I could make it up above the nest boxes possible, but that would make it somewhat difficult to tend to and to clean. My husband built me a small chicken ark as a grow out pen, but I really have no place to brood. I have a small garden out back that I am considering using just for herbs and would have the room to make a small brooding coop to go right in the middle of it. Do you think this would work out ok as long as I can keep the temps where they need to be? I wouldn't be brooding over the cold winter months, only in the spring and summer. Does anyone else do this? Thanks for the input.