Brooder size?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by momofthehouse, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. momofthehouse

    momofthehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How big of a brooder do you need for 15 chicks? Brahma, leghorn, orphington (two roos) I wanted to keep them in the brooder as long as possible since I dont have the coop built yet. I dont want to have to put together multiple brooders so wondering how big I should prepare for....I was thinking a galvenized horse trough like another person used in this forum.
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    4 x 4 should do it.
     
  3. momofthehouse

    momofthehouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long would they last in that size?
     

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