At 2 weeks old, 2 of my chicks were taken by what I believe to have been a raccoon. My makeshift brooder is actually a dog kennel covered in chicken wire. It had been set up in our carport on top of a couple of sawhorses with a light. I then put my makeshift brooder in the workshop/shed to keep predators out. It seemed to work but I was nervous about the temperatures soaring to well over 100 degrees during our sweltering Florida days and the cage took up a lot of the room in the shed. After a month, my husband announced he would like to use his workshop and so we came up with an experimental temporary solution. I am currently constructing a chicken tractor to use as a more permanent structure until I can introduce them into my coop with the adult hens. We suspended the brooder about 5 feet above ground between two trees and coverered it with a tarp to protect from nighttime drafts (we have it rolled up on the sides during the day). We mounted metal directly below the ropes to keep anything from climbing the trees. We staked the bottom corners to the ground with fishing line and small metal pegs from a tent to keep winds from shaking the brooder. Our evening temps are pretty steadily 75-80F so I do not think they need a heat lamp any longer. What do yall think? Are we overlooking anything obviously hazardous?