How big of a brooder do A & M's need?

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by HobokenChickenEmergency, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 9 eggs, and 2 are rocking. I figure it's time to get the nursery set up!

    I'm not using anything fancy. My choices are: a shipping box about 8" x 12", a small dog crate, or....buy something else. What do you experts think?

    ETA: I have zillions of empty fish tanks too, in various sizes. Would a 20 wide work?
     
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  2. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
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    a 20 sounds like a good plan to me! I start my chickens in one of those with the light high enough so I don't bake them 8 weeks early [​IMG] Just keep an eye on your temps.
     
  3. monarc23

    monarc23 Coturnix Obsessed

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    I have over 10 ams in a 10 gallon tank with over 40 some other coturnix chicks. Once they out grow that they'll go on to a 4 ft long by 2 ft wide bunnie cage thing....annnd if I sitll need more room theres my medium sized dog crate that I have some feathered coturnix growing out in [​IMG]
     
  4. HobokenChickenEmergency

    HobokenChickenEmergency Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!

    I think the tank will do, too.
     

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