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Brooder question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cajunhillbilly, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. cajunhillbilly

    cajunhillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    I had someone gaive me a plastic bathtub that they couldnt use in their remodeling of their bathroom! I am wanting to get at least 16 Dom chicks, and maybe 2 Cayuga ducks.
    How many chicks can I brood in a standard size bathtub?
    From chick to feathers for coop ready!
    I just dont want to crowd the chicks. the ducks will get their own brooder!
    Thanks,
    Karl:pop
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    I've gone as far as 4-1/2 weeks giving chicks 1/2 square foot per chick in the brooder. That is an area 6" x 12" each. They were starting to get a bit crowded.

    Be aware they will fly out so you'll need a top.
     
  3. cajunhillbilly

    cajunhillbilly Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:So you think i can brood 16 chicks in a standard bathtub?
     

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