How much space do baby peeps need?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by californiachick74, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. californiachick74

    californiachick74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi everyone...Im writing a paper on hand raising peeps. I have forgotten what the actual dimensions are per peep when you first bring them home...thanks in advance for your time and help. Good day to you all [​IMG]
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I heard 2 squar feet per chick but I am very new so my info could be wrong .
     
  3. My chicken is cuter

    My chicken is cuter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 square feet would be a lot. Chicks only need about 1/4 of a square foot until they are about 2 weeks old. Then until they are a month they need about 1/2. Chickens need about 2 feet when they are like 2 months old.
     
  4. agirly4chicks

    agirly4chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I guess this means I need a bigger brooder. What house hold items can I use? I am running out of money building the coop.
     

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