Can a brooder be too big?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Charlene, May 21, 2010.

  1. Charlene

    Charlene Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2008
    I have 25 chicks coming soon. I have a 10'x12' barn stall I was planning on putting them in. But is it too big??? Will they be able to find the heat lamp and food etc? Should I try to confine them in part of the stall?
  2. bargain

    bargain Love God, Hubby & farm Premium Member

    Apr 13, 2008
    Bowdon, GA
    I'd definitely circle in a smaller part of the area for them. They won't need nearly that much space as babies. Enjoy the little ones!
  3. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 16, 2008
    Northern NV
    I would make a smaller area to start with,just put some boards around perimeter. That way they can't wander too far away from heat source and food, or get stuck in a corner far away.

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