I decided to make a large brooder. I thought and thought and this is what I come up with. It has two hinged lids, two lamps that adjust up and down and can be removed and holes can be covered. It is 8 feet long 27 inches deep 18 inches tall. The front can be easily covered if needed, our shop is heated so may not be an issue. I will use pine shavings for bedding and for the first couple of days I will cover the shavings with puppy training pads (those things are great!!) I am so excited to get my new chicks! I am going to add a removable divider down the center if needed.