I am so excited I get to pick up my 50 new assorted chicks Wednesday morning. We are almost done on building our 10 x 20 chicken house, it should be done by this weekend. We will then just partition part of the chicken house off for their brooder space. What size temporary brooder should I use in the meantime? It would be for the 50 chicks, and for no more than three or four days. Any thoughts? I don't want them to be too cramped! :)
I'm getting my babies tomorrow!!
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How exciting to be getting your babies on Wednesday! I have always heard 6 square inches per chick for the first week. Hope this helps!
Edit: I think I need to correct this post! It should be 6 inches squared per bird (or 36 square inches, a 6 x 6 inch square for each bird).
Edited by Sunflowergirl - 4/4/12 at 1:26pm
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The refrigerator box is a fabulous idea!! Thank you so much! I hadn't even thought of that. It would only be a few days, as we are almost done building our chicken house. It is 10x20, so I just plan on partitioning off a good size section of it, and gradually increasing the size till they just fill the whole house. I am so stinkin' excited! I can't wait to become a chickie momma!!