I found a wonderful page on here a week or so ago that had very detailed directions for making a brooder out of a Rubbermaid (or similar) tub. In fact, the directions were to use two tubs, and turn them sideways across the tubs. Replacing the majority of the lid on one with wire and elaving the other one whole. I've decided to get my brooder up and running well before I get any chicks (as soon as the feed stores have them in my area, hopefully) and want to get going on it as soon as possible, to ease the monetary blow a bit by spreading out the initial costs! Also, I want to be able to "rehome" my brooder since I can only have 3 hens, leaglly, so I want it to look semi-decent! I meant to bookmark the page (as I believe it was on someone's BYC page), but somehow lost it! If it sounds familiar, or you have lots of pictures/directions on how I might build a good one, please share! I know there are a ton of these posts (been digging through all the pages myself), but in the 100+ pages, I just can't find it again! Any & all help is greatly appreciated! I do have a general idea of what I will be building...going to use the biggest tub I can find at Wal-Mart, only cut half the lid...still deciding on a heat source (the PVC piipe filled with Christmas lights on a thermostat sounds doable, especially with the price of lights next week. ). ETA: I found it.