I thought I'd post some pics of the new brooder I made. Here it is open: I made it out of OSB, 2x2s, and hardware cloth. It's 3' by 3' and 2' deep. The bottom is 1/4" hardware cloth and the top is 1/2" hardware cloth. Its hinged in the middle so I can flip it over and use the 1/2" cloth for flooring when I need to. Right now I'm raising some Delaware pullets and a couple of New Hampsire cockrels. Here is a Delaware pullet: She's 5 days old in this pic. These Delawares are the most active chick I have ever had! They can really run. A New Hampshire cockrel: He and his brothers are 4 days old. The chicks seem to be doing great and the new brooder has been a snap to clean. It might look dirty in the pic, but the droppings are beneath the wire by about two inches. I clean out both feeders and both waterers and replace the dropping papers daily. I was in the middle of doing this when I took the pics so you see the two feeders are empty and have the jars removed!