Chicks in a brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jammo, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. jammo

    jammo In the Brooder

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    How many chicks can you have at one time in a brooder. That is 30in long by 19in wide and 24in high, with 2 60 watt lava lamp light bulbs in oppisite corners. We have wheaton and bantys.
     
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

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    I depends on how long you are going to keep them in there until moving the critters to a bigger place. You'll need about 1 sq. ft. of brooder space for each chick up to 8 weeks. 1/2 size that for bantams. I raised 30 in a 5' x 4' brooder to 8 weeks. Wall to wall chickens by the time they were that age.[​IMG]
     
  3. Gonzo

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    I totally agree with azelgin! The smaller the space, the more likely you'll have problems. Chicks could be trampled, or picking could be a problem. Also, smalle chicks could be starved out at feed times. I kept my in 2 smaller groups, in 30 gallon storage totes from the dollar store. [​IMG]
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