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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ticks, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    Hi, I am getting 7 RIR chicks at TSC on sunday. The only box I have available is a 2x2 cardboard box. How long will this last. Unfortunatley we can only have hens on our property and I am getting them st. run. Anybody need a rooster (when the time comes)[​IMG]
  2. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Songster

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    That 2x2 box is gonna be too small. I use Rubbermaid totes, they work grat. I realy like the clear sided ones, as I can watch the chicks alot more. LOL. Cardboard wont last very long anyways. Plastic is the way to go. You can get a decent sized tote for 5-10 bucks. and the great thing is they are reusable![​IMG]
  3. crooked stripe

    crooked stripe Songster

    Jan 14, 2008
    N.E Ohio- Suffield
    From what I have read day olds need 1 square foot per bird the first week, then 2 square foot for a while. (How long someone else will have to chime in here.) Those are good size chickens and will need more room very soon. John

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