Brooder for my 20 Chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dogchickenboy, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. Dogchickenboy

    Dogchickenboy Chirping

    Feb 9, 2013
    North Carolina
    Ok so I am getting 20 chicks on March 1st and I was wondering how big the brooder has to be because I dont want to have to split them up because they will all be in the same coop and run together. (pictures of your brooders please)
  2. jeepguy982001

    jeepguy982001 Songster

    Oct 4, 2011
    athens, wv
    i don't have any pics of mine but you can click on the coops tab and they have a brooder section there with lots of different ones. I tried to post a link but it ain't working for me for some reason,
  3. putty

    putty In the Brooder

    I had 20 chicks in this, the floor was a full sheet of plywood (4'X8')
  4. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Crowing Premium Member



    5x8 utility trailer worked well for a large number of chicks. The BIGGER the better. They grow with lightening speed and need lots and lots of room to prevent picking and cannibalistic behaviors. I'd also use a couple of heat lamps. One lamp really cannot make a circle big enough for 20 chicks. Enjoy the experience.
  5. Deerling

    Deerling Songster

    Feb 5, 2013
    King County, WA
    That's beautiful! I'm jealous. Very nice work.

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