How much space for each chick in the brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blmack, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. blmack

    blmack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 2 week old chicks are outgrowing their cardboard box home. I have 12 chicks. How much room do they need?
     
  2. kengland

    kengland Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 9 and built a 6x5x4 using 2x10's and chicken wire. In the garage with a heat lamp. This gives them some decent room to run around and have fun. I find this to be perfect.
     
  3. blmack

    blmack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. I live in FL and it is really warm so I had them moved into the chicken coop until a big snake got in there. SCARED ME REAL BAD! So I moved them back inside. The only place I can put a bigger box than the one they have is in my kitchen. But so be it. I'll do what I have to do.
     
  4. Sharksandguitars

    Sharksandguitars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brother uses a baby pool.
     

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