Hi all and thanks for the welcome over in the Intro's section! I'm so very excited to say that we are about to get our feathered babies! I was hoping to have been able to put them straight into the coop with a heat lamp but alas, I haven't finished my coop yet so I needed a brooder in the meantime. I was given a rather antique looking timber one however it was SOOOOO huge (think >50 chicks I think easy!) and wouldn't fit in my laundry! So, I decided to make one. Here's my very complex brooder and DIY instructions for anyone who might be interested! You will need: 2 x under bed plastic tubs 1 x jigsaw or similar (for cutting plastic tub up) masking tape Lamp feeder/waterer/shavings etc Ok, so it was as simple as cutting the bottom out of one of the tubs, attaching the top tub to the bottom tub using some masking tape (went round a few times) and simply adding your accessories. I've made up a lid covering out of leftover aviary mesh which I've used outside on the coop. Well, off to get our chicks now - will post an update when we get them home!