Is this brooder big enough for 10 chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by afre13, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. afre13

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    I don't have exact measurements but I have attached a picture. Is this box big enough for 10 chicks?


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  2. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The issue I see here is that the chicks do not have any place to get away from the heat lamp if it should get too hot for them. You need box at least 3 times bigger.
     
  3. 1muttsfan

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    looks pretty small for 10 chicks. Ideally there should be enough room for every chick to move away from the light if too warm, and comfortable fit under it if too cool. There does not look to be enough space for chicks to get away if they get too warm.
     
  4. afre13

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    That's what I expected. I left the house thinking I'd only get 4 chicks.... Then I came home with 10
     
  5. JanetMarie

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    The box is too small even if you had only 4 chicks, they need to be able to get away from the heat lamp if too hot.
     
  6. afre13

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    Would raising the light a little help? Just until I can get a bigger box?
     
  7. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe, don't put off getting a bigger box.
     
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  8. 1muttsfan

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    No. It may still be too hot, or too cool - they should be able to move freely towards or away from the light, and there is just not enough room for that.
     
  9. 1muttsfan

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    Oh yes, chicken math strikes again
     
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  10. afre13

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    Is this 39" x 21" x 17" box good?


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