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Brooder Size??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by khable, May 3, 2007.

  1. khable

    khable Songster

    Mar 16, 2007
    LaGrangeville, NY
    Hi all,

    My babies are 1 1/2 weeks old now and growing fast.

    I am using a little tykes toy box as a brooder. It measures 30" X 18". How long will they be able to stay in this?



    These are my first.... I thought I could get away with them being in their longer...

    How much longer do you think they can be in there?

    What can I use next?? (before going to their outside coop)


    Last edited: May 3, 2007
  2. rotzilla

    rotzilla In the Brooder

    tomarrow i'll of had my chicks a week. i started in a 30 gal aquirium. i was only supposed to get 12 and got 22. i thought i would be able to keep them in there for a couple of weeks, but with so many there growing out of it and wanting to fly out so today there going to a bigger one. im sure with only a couple as in your pic im sure youll get at least 3 or 4 weeks.....
  3. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    I agree. Being that you dont have very many, they should be able to get to about 3-4 weeks in that size brooder. the good news is by that age, if its warm enough by you, you could conceivably put them outside and not need another, bigger brooder. [​IMG]

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