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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wildriverswolf90, Aug 10, 2011.

  1. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brooder is 3 ft long by 2 1/2 ft wide by 2 ft deep.…the picture is my profile/avatar pic…. Is this going to be big enough for 8 buff orpington chick? Thanks in advance! ^_^
     
  2. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It probably is enough room for now.....but when they get older and BIGGER you might want to give them more room [​IMG]
     
  3. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a 3'x5' dog crate (4' high), and we had to move our 12 chicks out to the coop early because the were crammed. And that was AFTER I had built an indoor run (you heard me), and I let them out for "recess" several times a day. You need way more space than you think. I'd say 1.5-2 sq ft per chick, to get them to 6 weeks. That's my guess, anyway. I've never heard a magic number for the brooder.
     
  4. Dutch552

    Dutch552 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had an extra 100gal metal stock tank that I cleaned out and am using. It it the perfect size so far.
     

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