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In-coop brooders -- what size are your brooders?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DownwardDog, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We are designing a brooder underneath one of our poop boards, so it will roughly be 2x8. Is it enough space for a a Dorking hen to raise a bunch of chicks within the coop? Will the chicks get too large for that space before they can be integrated with the other hens and rooster? I think it's too small, so maybe we can rig a temporary extra run within the coop on either side of the brooder, extending it on both sides? How does everyone else build brooder's into the coop?
     

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