Brooder size...too small?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by amaliayosa, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    Hey everyone, Can you take a quick look at this short clip I took and let me know if you think its time to move my chicks to a bigger brooder? They are 11 days old and are currently in a kiddie pool with cardboard up the sides. It is about 4 feet around, and housing 20 chicks.
  2. kstaven

    kstaven Crowing

    Jan 26, 2007
    BC, Washington Border
    Clicked the link and it comes back saying the video is unavailable.
  3. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    should be working now...
  4. Corey NC

    Corey NC Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    North Carolina
    They seem fine for now but in a week or two they will probably out grow it quickly.
  5. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    Wow, time to make plans....Do you think I could move them right into the coop with heat lamps? It is in the upper 50's low 60's during the day, upper 30's and 40's at night.
    Right now their brooder is in our oversized walk in shower LOL, we have been taking baths for the past almost two weeks [​IMG]
  6. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    I don't know about moving them, but they are super cute!
  7. Off topic, sorry, but amaliayosa, you are living in my dream place! Where in the Blue Ridge are you? [​IMG]
  8. amaliayosa

    amaliayosa Songster

    We are outside of Boone, NC , we are right on the VA and TN Borders. We have lived in California, upstate, ny and Florida, and this is our favorite spot BY FAR. It is absolutely gorgeous here, small town feel, real sense of community, breathtaking views everywhere you look, and relatively mild winters, although we do get snow.
    We recently purchased our new home on 14 acres (foreclosure) and are living our dream!
  9. chcknrs

    chcknrs Songster

    Mar 7, 2008
    Kelso, WA
    You are definitely going to need more room, and soon! I have nine chicks in the largest dog carrier they make, (was for my Rhodesian Ridgeback to fly here), and I will put them out in the coop with a heat lamp, out of drafts, probably at about four weeks, cuz they will be too big for their brooder.
  10. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    from what i see you can leave them in the kiddie pool another then move them to a bigger brooder.

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