Hello, we are new to the Backyard Chicken Board and will be getting our first chickens in a couple of weeks. We have been preparing for them for a couple of months now. We are very excited. We are converting a garden shed to a chicken coop and still have some work to do on it. Our chickens are on order and we should receive them mid-March. We have ordered 50 Barred Rocks from Murray McMurray Hatchery and get to go and pick them up!! My first question is about where we should set up the brooder. We are planning on making a brooder out of some plastic/cardboard stuff. I think it should be in the heated garage that is attached to the house. My hubby thinks it can be set up in the chicken coop. The coop will be insulated, but we are in Central Iowa and I don't think the weather will be warm enough even with a heat lamp. So, what do you think?