My brooder is huge! It's 48"x30" and 32.5" high. It's my dog's old kennel. I screened it in so the chicks can't escape. I have a heat plate (from Premier), water bottle (from Premier) and food dish (reamer). And some toys. I put the spongy shelf liner on the tray to start with and will switch over to chips when they are ready. If the chips get out I will put cardboard between the tray and the cage wire to keep it contained. I'll be adding some stick perches too. I'm getting 10 bantam chicks on Friday - 5 Delaware and 5 buff cochin. I'll be using it again for my LF chicks I am getting in April or May (on a waiting list).