The chicks were fast outgrowing the brooder and we were planning on having another batch of chicks soon so hubby designed a brooder and it is finally finished. This is a fantastic brooder with 2 rooms and lots of space. We used: 2-sheets of 4X8 1/4" plywood 9-2X4X8 1/2 roll of 1/4 gauge welded wire 4- 1X4X8 2-latch/hinge sets 16-corner braces 2- 2X2 squares of ply 2 roller tracts Total cost was around $100.00. It took a total of probably 6 hours to complete. Forgive my goofy husband. I'm a lucky girl........ Sorry for the butt shot: I am happy with it and so are my chicks. I can close off the one area if wanted or leave it open.