Is this big enough?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thechickman04, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 26 chicks coming is a 4' x 2' brooder big enough to raise 26 chicks or do i need brooders this size.
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Maybe for one week! [​IMG] They grow tremendously fast!!
     
  3. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so i should put 13 in one brooder and 13 in the other
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I've got 12 2 week olds in a brooder box just a bit smaller than that and they've outgrown it and are being moved out into the bigger one in the coop tomorrow. It always amazes me how quickly they grow. They'll be ok for 2 or 3 weeks in there and by that time they'll need more space to avoid them pecking on each other.
     

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