How many chicks will fit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sphillips, Mar 11, 2013.

  1. sphillips

    sphillips Songster

    Feb 18, 2013
    New Mexico
    I'm currently brooding my chicks in an old cast iron bathtub. I have 6, and I know it's plenty of room for them. I'm expecting 25 more towards the end of April, and have an extra tub, plus another large tub. I'm just wondering how many chicks can I put in a standard tub safely? My third tub is a 'garden tub', and is much larger. Just wondering how I should separate them out to make sure they have enough room

  2. Cockle-Dood

    Cockle-Dood Songster

    Nov 23, 2012
    New Waverly, TX
    i do 1 sq foot per bird and thats good until about 5 weeks or so when i put them outside....

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