Plastic tote for brooder box

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

  1. DRnNC

    DRnNC Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 22, 2016
    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

    May 10, 2013
    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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