i need ideas for brooders to hold 100+ chicks for 3-4 weeks.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OkChickens, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    How big of Brooder do I need for 100 RSL for 3-4 weeks? Pictures please! Thank you!

    Nate
     
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Songster

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  3. kuntrygirl

    kuntrygirl Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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    Good luck with that. [​IMG]
     
  4. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I made a 3X7 brooder and it should hold 50 or so for a while and I am building a 4x6 Brooder out of scraps left over in my barn and its about 3/4 the way done. This one should hold 50-65 or so. I'm glad I spread out my orders a few weeks apart! Hopefully by 3 weeks I have them off heat!

    Nate
     
  5. wolftracks

    wolftracks Spam Hunter

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    Here's what you need

    Big box from grocery store. The kind they use for watermelons, etc. You know, those huger suckers.
    A sawhorse
    Brooder lamps

    Use a couple of nails in the sawhorse to help secure the lamps. Place them apart a bit.

    I use the top of those boxes as a floor. If they don't have the top I tape flattened baxes together and lay them on the grount. Then take the big box and tape the bottom to the flooring.

    I like this way, because after I'm done I can toss it.
     
  6. 7L Farm

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    I put my 30 chicks in their coop when they were a week old. Their going on three weeks old now. The coop is 330 sq ft. They look like ants running around in this big coop but they love it.[​IMG]
     
  7. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    For one hundred large fowl chicks to four weeks you'll want at least one hundred square feet or about 10ft x 10ft.

    You don't want to crowd them there at the end because that encourages cannibalism.
     
  8. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    I found 2 of those and when they grow out of the brooders I will split them up in those! Great minds think alike!

    Nate
     
  9. Luke13:34

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  10. Easiest to partition off part of the barn or garage. Yes, they'll need 100 sq ft, I agree. Use the corner of the barn or garage and you'll only need to "build" two sides. Those sides will need to be every bit of 3' high as the 5 week old chicks love to see how high they can jump/fly and perch.
     

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