brooder size

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by lesgo54, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. lesgo54

    lesgo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what size brooder would i need for 20-25 chicks. i want one big enough for them so i dont have to build anything else till they turned loose in the big pin. im thinking 3x6 or 4x8 at the biggest.
     
  2. mb poultry

    mb poultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Either one will be big enough, as long as it is tall enough for them to get on roost after a few weeks. You only need 0.75-1 sq ft a bird to get you through 6-8 weeks, but be prepared for daily cleanings!
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    3x6 should be fine until 4-5 weeks! around 5 weeks put them in a grow out coop with a low hanging bulb for heat for a week or 2.

    Nate
     

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