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

sourland

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That will work for a bit, but they will rapidly outgrow such a small 'cage'.
 

Michael OShay

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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.
 

sunflour

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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
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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.
 

fredjolayemi

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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?
 

trailrider330

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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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