How big does my brooder need to be???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by miss_thenorth, Apr 23, 2008.

  1. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Songster

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    I'm getting 26 meat chicks, either on May 6, orMay 27. Considering they need to be indoors for about 3 weeks, how big does my brooder need to be? I am assuming they would grow quite a bit within that 3 wk time frame.

    Thanks !
  2. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    Big enough, so that you can become addicted like the rest of us, so you will buy more. LOL [​IMG]
  3. mmajw

    mmajw Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    They will want to huddle for a while so not too big.
  4. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Songster

    Mar 28, 2007
    25 meat chicks id put them in a 2 by 2 that should hold you for a week or 2.

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