Brooder size

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LlamaChick, Feb 28, 2009.

  1. LlamaChick

    LlamaChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Is a brooder that is 2 ft x 3 ft going to be big enough to brood 3 chicks untill they can go outside? Thanks
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    it should be but just barely

    I have read that 1 square foot per bird is ok when they are young and then 2 - 3 square feet when they are mature..

    I had 10 young chickens in a brooder that is aprox 4' X 4' till they went outside
     
  3. timbofarms

    timbofarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That should work. Mine is 2'x2' and raise 2 per brooder up till laying stage.
     
  4. BrackenFarms

    BrackenFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you have plenty of room according to everything i have read heard and use.(3.75 sq ft extra actually) rule of thumb .5 sq ft per bird for the first 4 weeks. .75 sq ft per bird for weeks 5-8. by that time they should be well feathered. as far as heat rule of thumb is 90-95 degrees the first week then drop 5 degrees each following week. you should have happy birds
     
  5. LlamaChick

    LlamaChick Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guy's I was thinking of useing my shower that we never use and just making a side and a top (we have a cat) It is out of our living space but we are in that bathroom alot (compaired to the other) so they would still get interaction with us!
     

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