Hi Everyone! I have really enjoyed reading this forum over the past several months. I can't believe the wealth of knowledge that exists here - it is truly amazing. I am a new owner of 8 baby chicks. I got 2 amberlinks, 2 blacklinks, and 4 rhode island reds. At this point they are all between 4-5 weeks old. As I was preparing for this new endeavor, I read a lot about brooding boxes. I started with the largest rubbermaid-type tube I could find, but after a few weeks I felt like the chicks were really too cramped. So I did some brainstorming and came up with what I think is a pretty good idea. I bought a wardrobe moving box from Home Depot, put it together, laid it on its side, and cut the "side" (now the top) out of it. It is 48" long and 24" wide and 24" high. Even better, the metal clothes bar that comes with it, if properly secured, works perfectly as a mounting bracket for your heat lamps. And the handles on the side also work great as an easy place to slide in a roosting bar. Anyway, just thought I would share my idea and introduce myself. Have a great day, everyone!