How long can chicks stay in a 6x2.5' brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blessedmamato3, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. blessedmamato3

    blessedmamato3 Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 11, 2011
    The coop still needs the roof finished, nesting boxes made and siding on and the chicks will be 5 weeks on Wednesday. My hubby works 2 jobs and isn't home much. I can do the siding, but not the other stuff. How long can we keep them in the brooder? There are 20 of them, 5 of which we got for meat. They have plenty of room right now, but dang, they grow so quickly!

    Here's a picture of them doing their thing...

    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Well as you know they are crowded... the sooner you get them out the better... can you make a small tractor for your meaties? that might help a bit.

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