I am getting a batch of chicks this spring, I have the lamp & plastic boxes that can be used as brood while they are small. We can split a bunch, I can brood em here till feathered out or you can (so your daughter can help) I do it in the house for awhile, then move outside w/lamp (once they start pooping too much to keep up with!) She can keep her favorites & will probably name every one. I don't care which ones I get..they'll be "special" anyways once they hit our property line! I have a 6x6 dog kennel for when they get big enough not to fit through the holes..that will give you time to build your protection!