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 Premium Member

    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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