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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by devans87, Jan 29, 2009.

  1. devans87

    devans87 Out Of The Brooder

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    How much space do 11 chicks need for the first 4-6 weeks? Temp. should be warm enough here in 4-6 weeks to move them outside. Right now i have them in a cage that is prob. ????3'x3'????
     
  2. jhm47

    jhm47 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chicks, and how old are they? If day old, they have enough space. If 8 weeks old, they probably are crowded, especially if they are standards.
     
  3. jforsness

    jforsness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Boy, in 4 weeks that cage will look like it's 1 x 1. I'd plan on more room [​IMG]
     
  4. devans87

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    they're bantam chicks. They will be 1 week this Sunday. I'm going to build them something bigger. Anyone know what size I should build? [​IMG]
     
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    Does 2' wide 2' tall and 8' long sound big enough???
     
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    ok, so i built the new brooder. I'm going to put it out in our shed. Theres no heat but it is enclosed. If I get the temp. right in the brooder, when would be a good time to move them out of the smaller cage they're in now? They are 1 week old today.
     

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