Adequate space? (Plus bonus pics)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KristenF87, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. KristenF87

    KristenF87 In the Brooder

    Jan 5, 2009
    We have two chicks that are now about 2 weeks old, one RIR and one EE (Hopefully both pullets). They've been in a 2FT by 2FT cardboard box brooder but now I'm wondering if it is too small, they're growing *so* fast!

    Just yesterday and today I've noticed that the EE (Chick Corea) has been a bit aggressive towards the RIR (Bela Flock), fluttering and running at her (no pecking, though). I'm wondering if it's because she feels crowded? It worries me a little, I don't want anyone getting picked on. I may be trying to find a refrigerator box or something that size to move them to. Suggestions?

    Thanks [​IMG]

    Their first trip outside to their coop (yesterday)


    And a point of reference to their speed of growing, these two were taken just a few days ago and look at the difference!

  2. d_cat88

    d_cat88 In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2009
    Amarillo, Texas
    I have 4 RIR chicks in a rubbermaid tub that is about that size and they are getting along just fine.


  3. debakadeb

    debakadeb Songster

    Apr 8, 2008
    SW Indiana
    I bet they are just establishing "pecking order."

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