How big do I need my brooder to be? Please Help!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicken0Boy, May 21, 2010.

  1. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok so I need to make a brooder this weekend! I have 25 standard chicks in a 2.5x2.5 brooder. They are not even a week old. I need to make it so it can hold them for atleast 5 weeks. What should the dimensions be, and what about the design?


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    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  2. Chicken0Boy

    Chicken0Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I use a 4X8 brooder for this many chicks. You will notice when it's time to move them to a bigger space. Typically 1 sq foot per bird plus feeder and watering station. There are lots of brooder designs on byc. I'll see if I can find the link to the info to add here.

    eta - here ya go..have fun!
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/chicken-coop-brooder.html
     
    Last edited: May 21, 2010
  4. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    Here's mine. But i will have like 20 chicks in there....
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