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Broader size

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Kimberly4403, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. Kimberly4403

    Kimberly4403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1x1.5ft brooder box ok for 3x day old chicks?
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Hi,
    How many chicks do you have and are they bantams or will they be large fowl when grown up?
    You need 1/2 a sq. ft. per chick at this age. As they grow, you will need 1 sq. ft at 3-4 weeks and 1.5 sq. ft. per chick from 3-5 weeks old.
    Best,
    Karen
     
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  3. Kimberly4403

    Kimberly4403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im looking into getting 3x 1 day old heritage breed hens
     
  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Stupid windows 10 won't let me spellcheck above post.
    1. 1/2 sq ft. from hatch to 1 week old.
    2. 1 sq. ft. per chick from 1 to 3 weeks old. 1.5 sq. ft. per chick from 3-5 weeks old.
    Best,
    Karen
     
  5. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Yes, that size brooder should work to start them off. becareful of the heat tho. That's a small broodr and not anywhere that they can really escape the heat of theyget hot. Just use a 60 watt incandescent bulb. Rig it so you can raise and lower it as the chicks need more or less heat. Do nt use a 250 red heat bulb, it is much too hot for them in that small brooder.
    Best,
    karenn
     
  6. Kimberly4403

    Kimberly4403 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would a 50watt black ceramic heat emitter sitting approx 40cm above work for this?

    Ok I have a box thats 1.7x2.7ft that would work better that gives the correct space requirement
     
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