how much space would 17 chicks need at 5 or 6 weeks old

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueseal, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 3, 2008
    i sectioned off a corner of my10x12 coop. 6 ft long by 4 ft wide. i also have a outside pen with a metal roof 12x12 would they be alright outside at 6 weeks old. i would just have to build them a house to go in at night how big should the house be for 17 6 week olds.
  2. espressola

    espressola Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2009
    River Pines, CA
    Why would you need to build them a house if they have a coop sectioned off? They should be fully feathered out- what is the range of temperatures in your area? Mine are four weeks old and still in the house but I think by then as long as it's not too cold (esp at night) the coop should be fine... make sure your coop and pen are very safe from predators- and is your pen covered?
    Patty N. ;-)

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