It has a covered run area so they can scratch the dirt and run around free-rangin' a bit. I don't think they can go running around like that for at least 3 weeks.
Since it was her project, Gracie helped alot with the construction. It still needs to be painted and Dad wants to add some wheels so it can be moved around, but it is basically ready for hatch day.
He's such a handy guy! But will he feel the same when they start stinkin' and poopin'? So - here's the tally so far: $50 from tractor supply for heat lamps, feeders, and that kind of thing, the coop-luxury brooder box was from mostly free materials, but chicken wire and some special touches ran around $30, thankfully the eggs were free and the incubator borrowed. So, so far we are into this project for $80. So, if we were maybe to keep 2 or 3 - we might see a 20 cent return with the arrival of 1 egg in 6 months or so.