brooder size

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

  1. igotchickens

    igotchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 2, 2010
    How many coturnix chicks can fit into one of those Sterilite totes? I have a few of the 30 gallon ones seen here:

    (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

    Mar 2, 2009
    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
    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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