Ideas for items to raise baby chicks in.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickenlover614, Feb 21, 2015.

  1. Chickenlover614

    Chickenlover614 New Egg

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    My family and I are getting 25 new baby chicks here pretty soon. I was wandering who had an idea of what we can keep them in until they are old enough to put in a coop. We already had raised 6 and we put them in a cage and kept them like that. But we can't find a cage big enough for 25 chicks.
     
  2. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A refrigerator box might be big enough if you can find one. At least for a while. Better start looking for two.
     
  3. Mamma Duck

    Mamma Duck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I keep my two ducklings in two small cages put together. They are very happy with it. Instead of a warm side and cool side of the brooder, we have a warm and cool cage! Perhaps you can do something like that? But with larger cages


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  4. RonC

    RonC Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You will need about 1 to 1.5 square feet per chick by the time they are a month old.
     

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