do they need more room?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickencity, Mar 21, 2008.

  1. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

    175
    0
    129
    Mar 21, 2008
    my chicks have become very loud while they are roaming around. when i watch them it seems that they take off and jump on someones head or back and then run off. kinda like they want to run around but end up on chick while running. does this mean they need a bigger area?
     
  2. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    21
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    How many chicks do you have and in what size area?
     
  3. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

    175
    0
    129
    Mar 21, 2008
    i have 9 chicks in a 20" long rubbermaid contianer
     
  4. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

    7,008
    21
    261
    Jun 10, 2007
    Douglasville GA
    That would be a little too crowded IMO.
     
  5. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

    175
    0
    129
    Mar 21, 2008
    ok thanks. ill switch them out tomorrow. but the other brooder is rather big. is there a such thing as to much room?
     
  6. plapczynski

    plapczynski Chillin' With My Peeps

    113
    1
    139
    Feb 3, 2008
    Chillicothe, OH
    Yes from what I have heard, there can be problems under two conditions.

    1. Chicks are very young and can't find their way back to food/water.

    2. Brooder has 90 corners that young chicks can get trapped in when avoiding the heat lamp.

    If they are about 2 weeks old it shouldn't be a problem.

    HTH Paul
     
  7. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

    175
    0
    129
    Mar 21, 2008
    the brooder i was going to move them to is round and about 38" wide. i a bit taller. is that to big?
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    24,442
    49
    371
    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    They should be fine in your new round brooder.
     
  9. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

    175
    0
    129
    Mar 21, 2008
    ok thanks. ill start moving them in now.[​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by