Hey guys! I'm Stephen, I'm new to the community here and new to chickens. I will post some photos of my brooder and coop and layout as soon as I'm able to do so. Here's some basic info on me: Q1: Are you new to chickens / when did you first get chickens? A: New to chickens, my first chickens will arrive in less than 2 weeks. Q2: How many chickens do you have right now? A: I have ten little baby hens that are waiting to hatch soon and will arrive within two weeks. Q3: What breeds do you have? A: I have on order 4 White Plymouth Rocks, 4 Black Australorps, a Barred Plymouth Rock, and a Rhode Island Red. I did this so I can see out the window and count my birds easier from a distance (4 white, 4 black, red, and striped, etc) Q4: How did you find out about BackYardChickens.com? A: Lots of googling that kept leading me here. Q5: What are some of your other hobbies? A: I'm in school currently and work full time, so free time is hard to come by. My family is close by though. No real time for hobbies right now other than chickens. Q6: Tell us about your family, your other pets, your occupation, or anything else you'd like to share. A: I'm a paramedic. I live in a townhouse where I will be brooding the chickens until they are feathered and large enough to not fit through electric fence holes; then they will be taken to my family's horse farm about 8 minutes away where I am in the process of re-flooring a (huge!)secondhand chicken coop I acquired off craigslist this week. more to follow! My brooder box in my living room. ALL BUILT FROM SCRAPS! Subframe is built from 2x4s and the top and bottom are both plywood. Had plenty of spare pegboard sitting around so used that for the sides. Dimensions approx 20x40x15. Has two 12x12 holes cut into the top sealed with 1/2" hardware cloth. Entire top panel lifts out. the left one has the panel still sitting on the hardware cloth with a handle built into it. (keeps a little more warmth inside the brooder and can simply be lifted out after a week or two) holds temperature decently(88-93 degrees) using just a 100w lightbulb sitting directly on the hardware cloth. Will let you know how this works out, as its my first time building/using a brooder. Cleaning will be an issue as there is no slide-out tray or linoleum bottom in this, but i have a nice bedding of poplar shavings from the woodshop that i can use. and hit with a the shop vac when it needs cleaning.