We love our animals, and part of that was setting up a good, easy to clean brooder to keep the chicks warm and give them room to grow before transitioning to the outside pen. All materials can be purchased at your local Home Depot and the assembly take just a couple hours and is a fun project. Hopefully the pictures help you if you are wanting to build one for yourself.
As my wife and I got involved in the Chicken and Duck world we found that the time when the little chicks become bigger, so does the smell. And oh yes, do they ever smell. We were looking for a good way to get them into the garage but minimize the shock of the transition. All you need is some 2×4’s, small piece of plywood, shower pan film, and some plastic fencing material. It wasn’t easy, but once it was done, it was solid.