Brooder question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chicken crazy, Jan 3, 2008.

  1. chicken crazy

    chicken crazy In the Brooder

    I will be getting 55 chickens in May and wanted to know how much room do they need at first?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Well, they grow very fast. I assume non meat type? I'd have that 200 sq foot coop ready soon! Just keep an eye on them and if they look cramped, give them a bigger area. I keep up to 20 leghorns or 15 dual purpose or 6 cornish x in a brooder that is about 3x4 feet for up to four weeks.

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