enough brooder space?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by animallover505, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. I am turning part of my screened porch into a brooder. It is about 6 ft. by 8 ft., maybe a bit bigger. How long will it be until my 40 chicks outgrow it?
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    4 weeks, according to a chart I once found here:

    up to 2 weeks: 0.5 sq ft per chick
    2-4 weeks: 1 sq ft per chick
    4-8 weeks: 2.5 sq ft per chick
    over 8 weeks: 4 sq ft per chick
  3. ok, thanks! I can over double the size after that if I need to.

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