Hi guys, I'm soon to be the proud dad to five Buff Orpington and five Delaware chicks from my local feed and seed. I want to set up my brooder inside my old goat milking room located in the barn. It's a 16 ft. by 6 ft concrete block structure with a door and three windows, so I think ventilation/warmth are going to be fine.
My question is this: How will adding a large seedling starter box* into said milking room affect the chicks? The box will make low noises coming from cooling fans, ballasts, etc., and it's relatively light tight. Will this affect the young chickies? Do they "imprint" on their environment when they are so young? This may be silly, but I want a good life for my girls!
(It's a MegaWatt 9000 Seed Starter which has sixteen lamps, two thermostats, cooling fans, warming cables, and two adjustable shelves. Holds eight plug trays)