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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by thechickman04, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 26 chicks on the way from MM hatchery. i need to know if a 4' x 2' brooder will hold this many chicks?
     
  2. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so in other words if i have two that size i need to use both of them
     
  4. newbiecaroline

    newbiecaroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new at this too, so I'm just guessing! I want to keep them in the house till I can't stand the noise/smell or too big which ever comes first lol
    I would like to use a see through container for the first few days but then I plan on useing a hardsided wading pool sectioned off to become bigger as needed. Then I will have the old trailer ready for them...my new coop lol.
    Hopefully someone with experience will inform you better than I can!
    Good Luck!
    I'll be reading these posts too.
    Caroline
     
  5. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well im using old cattle watering troughs im keeping them in my garage i dont get them until march tenth. soo if i leave them in a brooder for six weeks i think it will be plenty warm enough in geargia by late april to put them in the outside coop.
     
  6. rooster-red

    rooster-red Here comes the Rooster

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    They should do ok outside once the temps are above 70.
     
  7. Yogiman

    Yogiman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your 4' X 2' brooder will hold them just long enough for you to build a larger brooder; that is if you hurry.
     
  8. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok good..im goin to keep a heat lamp in one part of the coop just incase it gets a little bit cold
     

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