New to the scene. Just got 8 chicks here in az. Any problem with keeping in 40 gal aquarium/terrariu

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by fredjolayemi, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. fredjolayemi

    fredjolayemi New Egg

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    Yea that
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] That will work for a bit, but they will rapidly outgrow such a small 'cage'.
     
  3. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] And just like sourland said- you can keep them in there for now, but they will outgrow it quickly.
     
  4. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. X3 on sourland; you won't be able to keep them in that 40 gallon aquarium for long. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  5. BRDSRFMLY2

    BRDSRFMLY2 New Egg

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    That is probabky ok for a few days but make sure you clean it often the lack of airflow can damage their respritory system.
     
  6. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Glad you have joined us and congrats on getting your own flock.

    Bet you will need a much larger brooder in about a week or so - even in a 100 gallon water trough, my 6 gals were filling it up by 5 weeks [​IMG]
     
  7. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC & Merry Christmas! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    They will also fly to the top of the brooder a lot sooner than you think. They can hop or fall and not be to get back inside. Please have a wire top to contain them and keep pets, etc. from getting to them.
     
  9. fredjolayemi

    fredjolayemi New Egg

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    Thanks all, have larger temp tanks to use till they can be acclimated to outdoor larger fenced coop.any good literature to suggest for my free time?
     
  10. trailrider330

    trailrider330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the BYC flock! We are glad you joined us!

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    That might work for about a week, tops. I would start looking for an alternative soon. You may try calling around to some appliance stores to see if anyone has a large appliance box you could get for free.
     

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