kiddie pool brooder question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gravedigger, Mar 3, 2015.

  1. Gravedigger

    Gravedigger Out Of The Brooder

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    farnorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that would be big enough for 25 meat chicks for more than a week....they grow fast.

    I had 11 meat chickens and had them in a trampoline frame covered in chicken wire. It not like they will fly out but other things can get in.

    You aren't going to brooder 25 meat chickens in your house I hope? They eat and crap constantly and will smell your house to high heaven after a week. They are seriously way more gross than laying breeds. I had to move the trampoline frame all over the yard or the poop built up in just a day....and that was only 11 of them and they were outside. by 5 weeks old they were the size of a small laying hen.
     
  3. kmartinez

    kmartinez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you would have to put cardboard around that to give it move height..I have 2 ducks in a kiddle pool but i will say my 17 layers would not have enough space in a kiddie pool..
     
  4. Gravedigger

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    pie r squared

    3.14x3x3= 28.26 sq ft

    I thought 1 sq foot per bird
     
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    aatx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you purchased that pool yet? Just from looking at it, it looks like it requires water in it to hold the sides up. Without the water, they would just fold in or collapse.
     
  6. Gravedigger

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    That's a good point. Available locally so I'll check.
     

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