We are in the process of building some brooders and was wondering if the light should be in the center or off to the side? I would think in the center, but my hubby says it won't really matter as long as they can get away if they want to. I feel that in the center the heat will be more even out to the edges. This is out shelving unit turning into a brooder...Pictures aren't that great but we aren't finished either. Still gotta put some doors on them. This is another brooder that we got from my sister (it needs some TLC) I have another cage that I have used before- a wire dog kennel with chicken wire wrapped around it--just in case my chicks grow quicker than I am thinking. We went to MFA today and bought 100 lbs of chick grower crumble. I gotta figure out how many waterers and feeders I need though...and need to build a feed trough for them when they get a bit bigger. I am getting 125 chicks on the 24th! Whoop Whoop!