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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OkChickens, Mar 2, 2011.
How big of Brooder do I need for 100 RSL for 3-4 weeks? Pictures please! Thank you!
Get out your hammer & nails.
Good pics here:
Good luck with that.
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!
Here's what you need
Big box from grocery store. The kind they use for watermelons, etc. You know, those huger suckers.
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.
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.
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.
I found 2 of those and when they grow out of the brooders I will split them up in those! Great minds think alike!
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.