So I knew after I started looking around here that the coop that I ordered wasn't going to be sufficient. And it's not. It arrived mangled and broken and there is no way I would keep 6 full size chickens in there permanently. So what I have now is an expensive brooder.... My husband set it up in our garage, but with the weather being so mild, I'm wondering if we can just start them in it outside? It is in the high 50's-low 70's during the day and high 30's to mid 40's at night. I have the premier 1 heat plate for heat, a nipple waterer, and I'm not sure on a feeder yet. I am going to post pics and ask all of you what you would add to this to make a brooder for 6 buff orp chicks coming on March 15th. What kind of bedding, etc... My husband is going to start building a permanent coop this spring, so they will be in this coop for a few months. I thought it would be a good idea to start them in the coop they will be in until then. It has an attached run as well that will be sufficient until ours is built.