I've raised goslings in the past but had to get rid of them due to health problems a few years back. This time, I'm opting to go with chickens because I don't like fooling with the pools for water. I've never had anything to do with chicks though. Right now I've got six in an extra large plastic tub inside my loft (no drafts and fairly regular temp.). I have a very large brooder made out of cardboard, surrounded by a fence in my loft. It's probably about 6 ft by 4 ft. Is it too early to move them into a brooder that large? I want them to have plenty of space but I don't want them to get too cold. I don't know much about chickens. I've been reading stuff online for about a week to try and brush up on my bird. Thus far they seem pretty happy. They're letting me handle them without screaming or trying to fight me (much nicer than my geese were who ran from me from the first day I got them. Also, is it safe to use pee pads under some regular bedding for them? I've seen some people use pee pads but I wasn't sure if it was safe or not. Two of the chicks are about 2-3 days old and the other four are about a week old.