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LeNeveu2

In the Brooder
Dec 15, 2019
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I am about to finish my first brooder. It is 8 feet long by 4 feet wide with head room of 3 1/2 feet. Today I ordered 15 Cornish cross and 10 turkeys. My initial plan is to put them all in the same brooder. I have 4 weeks till they arrive. Am I setting my self up for failure?

Thanks
Amazing Thomas
 

ColoradoPip

Songster
May 3, 2015
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Denver, CO
Any pics of the brooder?

Hope the doors are above or there are multiple doors, otherwise crawling into it will not be fun. My 4x4 with one door is at my limit to reach the back corners, maintain balance, and complete a task like grab a chic, adjust qater, etc.

If it were me i would divide the brooder or make it into two for those two breeds.

I believe turkeys can carry/spread chickens diseases so you will eventually need to separate them.
 
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