Our family has had chickens for several years now. We decided that we wanted to raise some Coturnix Quail and Cornish X chickens for meat. We wanted to start now but since we are in colder weather and they would be going in an unheated garage which we have had problems with coons we would need something to keep them warm but also safe. We built this brooder to solve our problems. This is the front of the brooder. It has a hinged hardware cloth lid. There is also a divider to separate the birds. This is the back of the brooder. It has dimmer switches to control the temperature of the heat lamps independently for both sides. This is the inside of the brooder. It has a hardware cloth floor. On the back wall you can see the groove that the divider slides into. This is the litter tray that the chickens mess falls into. We will fill it with wood shavings. All we have to do to clean it is pull the litter tray out just like a drawer and dispose of the mess. This is the 1/4 inch bolt and T nut which we assembled it with and allows us to disassemble it easily. This is the brooder taken apart. It is easily assembled and disassembled in 5 minutes.