Number of days in brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MethowPeeps25, Mar 9, 2011.

  1. MethowPeeps25

    MethowPeeps25 In the Brooder

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    Does anyone have a recommendation of how many days/weeks chicks should stay in a brooder? I'm trying to figure out when I should get my chicks and knowing how long it would be until they moved out to the brooder would be helpful. Thanks!
     
  2. Desert Rooster

    Desert Rooster El Gallo Del Desierto

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    they should stay there untill fully featherd, about 4-6 weeks
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:X2 We usually keep ours in the brooder for 5 weeks.
     
  4. tinychicky

    tinychicky Songster

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    i usually wait 6-8 weeks depending on the breed and the temp outside.
     
  5. MethowPeeps25

    MethowPeeps25 In the Brooder

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    Thanks so much for the useful info, you guys! [​IMG]
     
  6. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    4-6 weeks here also, but it does depend on your housing and the temperature outside.
     

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