How many chicks will fit in a watermelon bin?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by RedneckG1rl, Mar 1, 2015.

  1. RedneckG1rl

    RedneckG1rl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 1000 chicks coming and have 5 watermelon bins ....will they hold 200 chicks a piece for a few days ?
     
  2. tracecom

    tracecom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Newly hatched chicks need about 72 square inches each. So, the answer to your question is yes, a watermelon box will "hold" 200 chicks, but the chicks will only have about 36 square inches each.
     
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  3. ScenicViews

    ScenicViews Chillin' With My Peeps

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    And they grow so fast!! Mine are only 2 1/2 weeks old and had to relocate! Choose wisely!
     
  4. RedneckG1rl

    RedneckG1rl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not growing them but selling them. Shouldn't have them in their longer then 7 days.
     
  5. ScenicViews

    ScenicViews Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh! Gosh I thought you were going to brood them! Good luck!
     
  6. RedneckG1rl

    RedneckG1rl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh lord no ! I know that once they get bigger they need more room haha !
     

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