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Brooder size - how much space does a chick need?

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I've got about 30 eggs waiting to hatch.  Assuming they all do (best case scenario, of course), how big of a space do I need for the first few days?

I was going to use a 22 gallon aquarium, but I gather it won't be big enough, and I should probably have a larger space for the chicks to move about and not be too cramped.

Any suggestions?  There are lots of pictures in the brooder thread, I know, but I'm not sure what's the average amount of floor space needed per chick?

Thanks,

DD

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My book says 10 square inches per chick. not sure how to get somthing with 300 square inches or 25 square feet

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