Adequate space? (Plus bonus pics)

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

  1. KristenF87

    KristenF87 Out Of The Brooder

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    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?

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    Their first trip outside to their coop (yesterday)
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    And a point of reference to their speed of growing, these two were taken just a few days ago and look at the difference!
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  2. d_cat88

    d_cat88 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 4 RIR chicks in a rubbermaid tub that is about that size and they are getting along just fine.

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  3. debakadeb

    debakadeb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet they are just establishing "pecking order."
     

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