The 15 chicks continue to feather out, becoming gawky adolescents. I build a makeshift roost with a beer box and small sticks, swapped straw in for newspaper and placed the food and water on landscape blocks to hopefully keep them cleaner. By next week we may be able to have the light on only at night.
I Googled "brooder in coop" and discovered I was not the only person to think there has got to be an easier way to raise and introduce day old chicks to an existing flock. They are dusty little creatures and the bathroom will need a complete sanitizing before we have company at the end of this month.
(Yes mom, the chicks will be outside by then.)