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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gmzamz, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a brooder (30x36) with two different roosts, a feeder and a circluer(sp) waterer. Is this big enough for 25 almost fully feathered chicks?[​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I have seen recommendations between 0.5 sq ft and 1.5 sq ft per chick for brooders. At 0.5 sq ft, that brooder could hold only 15 chicks. And if they are almost fully feathered they would be at the larger end of their space requirement.
     
  3. sherrydeanne

    sherrydeanne Chillin' With My Peeps

    My brooders about that size and my 8 4-weekers don't have a ton of extra room, I'm not sure it'll last them much longer.
     
  4. gmzamz

    gmzamz Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok, thanks. Need to finish that coop I'm building
     
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