Hello All! This will be my first try at raising chickens and naturally I have a few questions. I decided to build my own brooder box as I have lots of scrap wood (and also because it was a good excuse to get out the power tools). I read that cedar is toxic to chickens so my box is made of standard framing and plywood. It's interior dimensions are 4ft long by 2 1/2ft wide. It is about 20 inches high with a screen that slides in over the top. I have 10 chicks (9 pullets 1 rooster) that are due to ship out wednesday so I still have time for plenty of adjustments. Will this size brooder be ok long term (until the chicks are ready for their coop)? Also, are crushed corn cobs a good litter or would I be better off using something else??? My test run of the cage is going well and I am able to keep the temp at one end of the cage steady at 91 degrees. My Set up is as follows, two corner feeders; one small bowl of water; 2 120 watt heat lamps, and crushed corn cob litter. Is there anything I need to add/change/remove??? I will try and post a picture later when I figure out how to attach it. Any and all suggestions/tips/advice are welcome... Thanks!!!