Plastic tote for brooder box

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DRnNC, May 19, 2016.

  1. DRnNC

    DRnNC Out Of The Brooder

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    How many chicks could I keep in a 50 gallon plastic tote? And for how long It's about 38"x21" and 17" deep.They will be hatching on 5/29/16. I just candled some today and all seem healthy. I didn't realize so many would be doing so well. I have amerucana,black copper maran,silver seabright, white crested black polish and a few mutts. LOL. I know they grow fast. My last ones are huge now at 10 weeks. Thanks for any advice.
     
  2. ChickenLover200

    ChickenLover200 Overrun With Chickens

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    I'll be in the barn!
    I kept around 10 in a smaller tote for a week or so. Just have to make sure there's plenty of room for everyone. I like to say, "if you can't see at least 6 inches of the floor or more, it is too crammed"
     

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