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1x1.5ft brooder box ok for 3x day old chicks?
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Originally Posted by Kimberly4403 View Post

1x1.5ft brooder box ok for 3x day old chicks?

Hi,​

 How many chicks do you have and are they bantams or will they be large fowl when grown up?

You need 1/2 a sq. ft. per chick at this age. As they grow, you will need 1 sq. ft at 3-4 weeks and 1.5 sq. ft. per chick from 3-5 weeks old.

 Best,

 Karen


Edited by 3riverschick - 7/4/16 at 10:20pm

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Im looking into getting 3x 1 day old heritage breed hens
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Stupid windows 10 won't let me spellcheck above post.

1. 1/2 sq ft. from hatch to 1 week old.

2. 1 sq. ft. per chick from 1 to 3 weeks old. 1.5 sq. ft. per chick from 3-5 weeks old.

Best,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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 Yes, that size brooder should work to start them off. becareful of the heat tho. That's a small broodr and not anywhere that they can really escape the heat of theyget hot. Just use a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Rig it so you can raise and lower it as the chicks need more or less heat. Do nt use a 250 red heat bulb, it is much too hot for them in that small brooder.

 Best,

 karenn

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

Reply
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Originally Posted by 3riverschick View Post

 Yes, that size brooder should work to start them off. becareful of the heat tho. That's a small broodr and not anywhere that they can really escape the heat of theyget hot. Just use a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Rig it so you can raise and lower it as the chicks need more or less heat. Do nt use a 250 red heat bulb, it is much too hot for them in that small brooder.
 Best,
 karenn

Would a 50watt black ceramic heat emitter sitting approx 40cm above work for this?

Ok I have a box thats 1.7x2.7ft that would work better that gives the correct space requirement
Edited by Kimberly4403 - 7/4/16 at 11:43pm
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