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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

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    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...

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    Last edited: Aug 13, 2011
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    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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