I have 22 chicks and 18 ducklings coming March 18th. I have been trying to figure out a suitable brooder as we are currently expanding our coop from a repurposed shipping container to a 12'x16' shed we are currently building and should have done in 2 weekends. My husband came up with the idea of using this to brood the babies in and then install it in the run afterwards. http://m.lowes.com/product?langId=-...=4667327&store=1803&view=detail&nValue=SEARCH We purchased it yesterday and it measures 7.5' long by 6' wide. I am planning on using cardboard or wire to increase the height around the perimeter. Any opinions or suggestions?