I was going to wait to move the RIRs out of the brooder till tomorrow. But Jeff busted his butt on getting it done today. He worked non-stop from 2:30-almost 10pm. After coming in for a while, eating something and watching a movie, I decided to do it tonight. Especially since I knew it would only take a couple minutes and then Jeff could get to see them chcek out their new home. It's not done done btw. We just wanted to get it to the point where the RIRs could come out of the brooder as they ran out of room in there as soon as the BOs moved in. He is still going to frame in the back wall, then put up internal walls so that there is insulation for next winter. But those steps will all come little by little. He still has to build roosts for them, those will go up against the back wall. And eventually nest boxes will go along the right wall. Their door to the run will be on the left wall behind the brooder. This is what we started with several weeks ago. This is the brooder. It is 2 feet deep X 2 feet high X 3 feet wide.(As it was being constructed.) Brooder in use by RIRs. 3/23 Then we had to split it in half for the BOs to move in last Monday. (The BOs were a little bit of an impulse buy at TSC.) 4/5 look how much bigger the RIRs were already! Here is the new door to the coop with some of the chicken wire done on the front wall. He had the side walls all framed in by this point. Door shut. I think I'm going to paint the door, and make a wood burned sign to hang on it. All ready for chicks! I need to get another bag of shavings tomorrow. Room to spread our wings! Checking things out. Hanging feeder & waterer. (I had a small spill.. oops.) It's getting a little chilly tonight. I gave them a towel to snuggle in if they want, and I put their "brooder roost" under the heat lamp. What do you think so far?