How big of a brooder

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mystus808, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. mystus808

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    How big should a brooder for about 24 chicks be?
     
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    For the duration? They're gonna need a full square foot apiece when they are 8 weeks old.
     
  3. mystus808

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    no just till they get most of their feathers/ until they can go outside i have a bigger pen for that.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:That's the duration of which I was speaking: 7 to 8 weeks of age.

    One square foot per chick.
     
  5. mystus808

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    oh okay thanks
     

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