Brooders almost ready!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by handsomecock, Aug 23, 2013.

  1. handsomecock

    handsomecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. Mac14

    Mac14 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cool! How many chicks are you getting? :)
     
  3. handsomecock

    handsomecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    10 assorted
    1 Golden Buff
    1 Buff Orpington
    1 White Plymouth
    1 Dominique
    1 Speckled Sussex
    2 Light Brahma
    1 Mottled Cochin
    1 Easter Egger Bantam
    1 Buff Brahma Bantam

    All due in on Thursday :)

    Got a perch, thermometer and marbles ready to put in. Question though, when will 10 chicks no longer fit in here?
     
  4. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    That is going to be one really nice colorful flock of chickens. How big is the brooder size wise, it looks to be about 2 x 2.5 feet maybe? You'll be OK for a week or two but they will outgrow it pretty fast.
     
  5. handsomecock

    handsomecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yea its a lil bigger than 2.5x3.5 i'll get the specs later when i get outta work. I was afraid from seein pics on here that they'd outgrow it quickly. Im building the coop next weekend w my contractor friend who actually helped me rebuild my folks house after Hurricane Sandy so he's a good friend. If its not ready in time maybe i'll just have to fashion up another brooder :(
     
  6. handsomecock

    handsomecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just measured - i was way off lol. Dimensions are 30"x19"x13" faaack
     
  7. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Better get building, they grow fast. Those plastic tubs do make it pretty easy to throw together another brooder quick if you have to. And remember to take chicken math into account, you always wind up with at least twice as many chickens as you planned on when you started.
     
  8. handsomecock

    handsomecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Twice as many? Get outta town... I already got 2 chicks on their way out :(
     
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  10. handsomecock

    handsomecock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yea speckled sussex just passed 2 hours ago. Light brahma wont open eyes cant stand up or sit. Cries periodically and kicks and flips around onto her back often. Other than that she doesnt move. She's on 24 hr watch.
     

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