Describe 'HUGE brooder!!! for not so many chicks' here, It started with 6 chicks i bought at our local chicken swap there were 4-4 week olds and 2-6 weeks old. they started out in a large plastic tub but soon they out grew that! with it still being cold outside we (i mean my husband) built a HUGE brooder. it is 4 feet wide, 6 feet long and 3 feet tall (not so good since i need a stool in and out of it, will have hubby cut it lower once no more chicks in it) the top opens up with 2 doors to get inside and clean or just play with chicks =) the only thing i would change about it, is i would have made it shorter like 2 feet high.
the 6 babies who ALL turned out to be roos! =(
but got 6 new ones in there now which are from a factory this time, heres to fingers crossed