brooder size

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by riley, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. riley

    riley Songster

    Nov 30, 2008
    Mooers, NY
    My chicks are almost 3 weeks old, I 18 of them my brooder is 3 and a half feet long and 2 feet wide and looks like its getting tight in there. Does anyone have any ideas, if that is big enough or not?
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    Our was a 3' x 5' oval with 25 chicks and it was wall to wall chickens by 8 weeks. Didn't get the coop ready as soon as we would have liked. You will probably need more room soon.
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2009
  3. Chicken Woman

    Chicken Woman Incredible Egg

    Oct 16, 2008
    I have 8 in that size brooder at 3 weeks.
  4. jossanne

    jossanne Songster

    Jul 11, 2008
    Gila, New Mexico
    They grow fast, and it sounds to me like you should at least double your brooder space, if not more. Good luck!

    There is a link on here somewhere with pictures of people's brooders. Lots of good ideas there...

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