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

  1. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

  2. ChickasaurusRex

    ChickasaurusRex Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know a lot of people who use those [​IMG]
    It can hold little chicks but when they grow really big you might wanna get them a bigger brooder
     
  3. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    Sure, how many chicks will be in the cage? They grow fast so you will need a larger cage soon. Maybe this will give you some time to build or get a larger set up. Enjoy your new chicks, they are a lot of fun [​IMG]
     
  4. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    We only used ours for 2 weeks max before they grew out of it. We switched to an extra large dog kennel until we moved them into the coop.
     
  5. wava1vaughn

    wava1vaughn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 24, 2011
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    Hi from Ga. It'll work great for a start depending on the number of chicks, type of bird and there age. But be prepared to move them as they grow up. Any box or cage will do. Just leave the light at one end so they can move to the area that is the temp they want. I use two brooders 1 is 3' wide x 4' long. I can easily put 30 -50 biddies in it. then around the second week I move them to the big brooder its 3' wide x 8' long by week 6 its out the door to the growing pen. It's 6' wide x 12' long. Then if I'm lucky I can find them a new home. [​IMG]
     
  6. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    3 chicks? For a week? Yeah, I guess, but don't like the newsprint. Too slippery.

    So, what's plan B? [​IMG]
     
  7. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    We only have to and its the cage that holds up to 5 rabbits.

    Plus I have a larger coop to move them out to when there old enough. Another quetion how old do they have to be before you move them out with the big chickens. 6 hens and one rooster.[​IMG]
     
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  8. Terri O

    Terri O Chillin' With My Peeps

    That will be just fine! With only 2 chicks it should be big enough until they are ready to go outside in a tractor or coop. Probably you should put something else on the bottom though. Sand or shavings work really well. Terri O
     
  9. poseygrace

    poseygrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    x2 on the shavings. They can get spraddle leg from being on newspaper.
     
  10. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Illinois
    Thats what I use when the chicks first come home or hatch, but later depending on age and how many your have to find a larger space for them. I use paper towels in the being also gives em alittle more grip.
     
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