We have been using our Little Giant incubator and homemade wood brooder boxes for years. It has served us well for the 12 to 20 bantam chicks we hatched at a time. Well, Santa this year brought a Brinsea 190 cabinet incubator. This beauty has been running all week and we loaded up one full rack, 59 bantam eggs tonight. Planning on having staggered hatches, hubby and daughter want to collect another rack full of eggs to set next weekend. Ok, the question is, how much brooder space is needed per bantam chick? Plan is to have them in the house until at least a few weeks old before moving out into a insulated & heated coop with heat lamps. So, what do you put 50 to 100 chicks in? How big does it need to be? I know our house will be taken over by chicks, it is every year, but now the numbers in each hatch is way bigger!