We used collapsible kennel panels as the basis for our brooder design. This seemed practical since we had the panels on-hand and they were not being used for any other purpose. One set of panels creates a 4’x4’ square pen. You can find an equivalent product at Petco. At the moment, this panel set is on sale for only $34.97!!! Supplies List: (1) Box 1 ¼” Screws - $6.47 (6) 1’X4’ Boards (Used to Frame the Lid) – $11.76 (1) 4’x4’ Piece of ½” Hardware Cloth (Screen Used for Lid –We Used a Scrap from Another Project) - $0.00 (2) 3” Hinge Sets (Used to Create a Folding Frame for the Lid) - $4.94 (2) 1’x6’ Boards (Used for the Bumper Board Around Bottom) - $15.96 (1) 20x20 ‘ Tarp (Used to Provide Insulated Floor for Shavings) – $54.99 (1) 20’ Roll Chicken Wire (Extra Security so Small Chicks Stay Put)- $9.99 Total Cost (Including Kennel Panels): $139.08 Of course, to complete the setup you will need shavings, heat lamp, bulb, perches and containers for feed and water. Now, I just need some CHICKS! Luckily, they will arrive in two days – thanks to McMurray Hatchery. Can’t wait!!!