how much space do two week old chicks need? mine outgrew my setup

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by theemon, Sep 28, 2012.

  1. theemon

    theemon Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 23, 2012
    Im at a lose right now, the birds grew to quick and outgrew the setup I had, and I'm not sure what to do, Too small for outside and too big for inside..... Sorry for the dumb moment but uhhh help?

    I'm in the process of figuring out a bigger inside setup I guess
  2. JackE

    JackE Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 26, 2010
    North Eastern Md.
    They do grow quick. Get a bigger box is all you have to do, Do you have a garage or basement to put a bigger brooder in? You can use the same heatlamp, feeder and waterer. Definently better to have too big a brooder than too small.
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2012
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Most folks plan to have the birds inside til 6 weeks or so, so plan ahead and get something big enough until then. They really take up a fair amount of space.

    Big ol' cardboard boxes work best. Washer/dryer boxes, etc. Or two smaller boxes taped together side by side with a door cut between them is great for allowing them to regulate their own temp.

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