3rd times a charm? Brooder keeps getting bigger!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by horseshowmomnv, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. horseshowmomnv

    horseshowmomnv Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 9, 2012
    Reno NV
    First, we ordered 25 chicks from McMurray, never owned chickens... what where we thinking? They are 2 weeks old on Friday. We honestly thought we would lose a few, alas all 27 have survived! We started with two 90 qt rubber containers, then we moved them last Saturday to a 33 x 42 cabinet, today we moved them to a 4 x 5 space, never ever thought I would have chickens in my house let alone on my floor. Lots of plastic sheeting! The coop WILL be ready in 3 weeks. Please tell me that 4x5 will be big enough, or will I have to expand again? Once I can tell the roo's from the pullets I will either sell or give away so we are down to 20. What an adventure!

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