Chicks are scheduled to arrive the week of Feb. 17th. 24 layers and 12 meat birds. Brooder will be inside for this run but will be moved out to the shed or built into a new coop in the summer. Initially I was only planning on 6 to 8 layers but then chicken math happened, my order somehow tripled and then I ordered an incubator and 2 dozen hatching eggs for the end of the month. I now realize that this is actually the top floor of a multi story unit and I will have to build another the same size under it. No plans, I'm making it up as I go, using what I have where I can. Shouldn't take more than a day or two to finish depending on hardware availability. I'll post pics as I go, I'm new to this so will appreciate any and all feed back. Floor is 3/8" OSB (already had it) on 2x2 framing. Was going to use lino for the floor but found a piece of pond liner the perfect size from another project. Total height of Brooder will be 33". Plan at the moment is to move it out side in a few months. Next up, a little bracing and screen, then doors, lamps and dimmers. I'm going to run a 1 x 6 around the bottom to contain bedding. I'm thinking sand atm. Thanks for looking!