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two brooders one flock

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So I have 26 chics currently one week olds separated in two 4x4 brooders, 13 each. They will eventually be one flock outside.

 

Should I connect the brooders so that they can mingle or are they fine being separate?

 

I built two because at the time my mind didn't process one 4x8 as being the same size. Though I could remove a side panel and attach them together.

post #2 of 9

If you can let them mingle, that would be better.

Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Ephesians 2:10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1013154/byc-member-interview-lazy-gardener

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/yes-you-certainly-can-brood-chicks-outdoors

https://tikktok.wordpress.com/2014/04/13/fermented-feed-faq/

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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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This too shall pass.  It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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This too shall pass.  It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.

 

"If you make every game a life-and-death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." — former North Carolina coach Dean Smith

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-much-room-do-chickens-need

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post #6 of 9
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I will join them together this evening then. They all came in the same shipment so are the same age.

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I will join them together this evening then. They all came in the same shipment so are the same age.

Perfect!
post #8 of 9
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I got the brooders connected tonight. There is a 1 foot opening between boxes and the chicks are moving back and forth between boxes. No issues.
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Happy to report that all the chicks are doing fine and seem to be enjoying the increased company available to them.
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