We have three chicks that are 5 weeks tomorrow. All 7 eggs hatched (one died the day it was born) but we overheated and lost 3. We put them in our huge laundry sink for the first week. We then moved them into the shed with a rubbermaid tote. They are pretty big but still have enough room. At 10 weeks we will move them into a small coop outside separate from our main coop. We just put 7 more eggs in the incubator. I am not sure what to put them in this time around assuming we get 7 again. We have to put them in the shed until they are big enough for a coop. Something with enough floor space but high enough that they can not escape and that my dogs cannot get to them. I don't think a dog crate is large enough? We plan on continuing to hatch our own chicks on a regular basis for meat so I want something pretty permanent.