How much room do chicks need!?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Unexpected chicken lover, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Unexpected chicken lover

    Unexpected chicken lover Crowing

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    My cousin and i are disagreeing about the chicks being crowded and if its detrimental to their health
     
  2. Foster's Freehold

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    Chicks need enough room to eat, sleep, romp, play, stretch their wings,learn to roost, and freely choose a warm or cool spot. Crowding too many in IS detrimental. Crowding can cause bad eating behaviors, pecking, disease, overheating and cannibalism. Average brooder gives about 2 sq ft per chick until they are fully feathered. Then it ups to 3 until they are ready to go to the flock.
     
  3. Unexpected chicken lover

    Unexpected chicken lover Crowing

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    Thank you. I think ill take over their care for the next 2 weeks
     

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