So we got our 6 chicks home on mondy and housed them in a closet under a lamp in a small rubbermade box. We just finished setting up our brooding box (from a dupont starter kit) in our garage. Our box is about 3' diameter and only about 18" tall. While in our closet, the chicks just walked around and maybe hopped up on the feeder. Once we put them in the brooder, they started to run around and try to fly. Is my brooder going to be tall enough or will I have to cover the top? I would hate for one of them to jump/fly out and get loose in my garage. One other question, does anyone put anyting in the brooder for the chicks to roost on? I read somewhere that it's a good idea to put raised dowels for them to keep them off the feeder and waterer.