How much brooder space for 3-4 Bantam Frizzle Polish chicks?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BantyChickenLuv, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. BantyChickenLuv

    BantyChickenLuv Songster

    Feb 26, 2012
    So I was debating which thread I should put this in, between Incubating and Hatching Eggs. (?) So I ended up with this one. Next month, I am getting some Bantam Polish Frizzle chicks at a show from someone who made a deal with me. I am hoping to get 3-4, but it really depends. Anyways, how much brooder space would be optimum for them? I have used the Rubbermaid tubs when brooding other chicks but I'd like to know what size is best. I am willing to go out and purchase bigger ones if needed, because we don't have time to build a brooder even though in the long run it would benefit. Thanks for any help!
  2. RaspyRoosterFarms

    RaspyRoosterFarms In the Brooder

    Apr 9, 2011
    I'd say the tubs would be fine for 3 or 4. I have brooded 10 or more in totes until they outgrew them, Then I have some converted rabbit cages i put them in or old water stock tanks. I havent gotten around to building my permanent brooder yet either. I'd send a pic but the water tank has water for goats and the rabbit cages are full of rabbits. :)

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