Chicks outgrowing brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CowgirlMama, Apr 18, 2011.

  1. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 week old chicks are outgrowing their brooder already. My parents have 2 more stock tanks that we're going to borrow and split the chicks into 3 groups. What is the best way to split them up? By breed, gender (or supposed gender) or does it really matter? I'm getting the tanks on Wednesday, so I'll probably be splitting them up either Thursday or this weekend when DH is home to help... [​IMG]
     
  2. nanawendy

    nanawendy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do it by size and temperament. Good Luck
     
  3. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I use watermelon bins from the Grocery store and they work great! i have pics on my BYC page! congrats on your chicks!

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  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:Ooooh, that means all the trouble chicks will be their own gang in their own little mosh pit!
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Quote:Ooooh, that means all the trouble chicks will be their own gang in their own little mosh pit!

    Troubled chicks just need a little understanding and some therapy. [​IMG]

    Mine outgrew the birdcage brooder, so they moved up to a large dog crate today. [​IMG]

    Imp
     
  6. TouchO'Lass

    TouchO'Lass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooh, that means all the trouble chicks will be their own gang in their own little mosh pit!

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  7. CowgirlMama

    CowgirlMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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