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brooder size

Discussion in 'Quail' started by igotchickens, Feb 23, 2011.

  1. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How many coturnix chicks can fit into one of those Sterilite totes? I have a few of the 30 gallon ones seen here:
    http://www.sterilite.com/productfiles/images/LG1_18351006.jpg

    (dimensions: 32 3/8" L x 19 3/4" W x 17 1/8" H or 82.2cm L x 50.2cm W x 43.5cm H). I plan on using just one, switching it out for cleaning, and moving the quail outside after 3 weeks. Thanks for the help!
     
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011
  2. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    I Typically Start With About 2 Dozen Or So... But As They Grow End Up Moving Them Into Smaller Groups To Make Room--- More Brooders
     
  3. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    Knoxville,TN
    I use the 45 or 50 gallons and they hold 30 chicks, but after they are a week old they are split into two tubs for a while, and then to the grow out pen.
     

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