is my brooder big enough *NEW PICS*

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

  1. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    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

    Aug 10, 2011
    SF Bay
    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

    Apr 10, 2011
    Upstate New York
    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

    Jul 12, 2011
    Hart County, KY
    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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