Raising 10 Chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by helmstead, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    A good friend is taking 10 of the chicks I'm getting from MM in Feb. I've never had a small brooder. Mine are 5 x 10 and 7 x 7...no problem with overcrowding!

    How big should his brooder be? It will likely be in his garage.
     
  2. amyquilt

    amyquilt Serama Mama

    May 17, 2008
    Amarillo, TX
    Quote:Are the chicks bantams or full size breeds?
     
  3. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Standards...
     
  4. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    1 sq ft per chick but you know how fast they grow. With proper heat I would go big and not small.
     
  5. helmstead

    helmstead Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2007
    Alfordsville, IN
    Yeah I don't want them having to muck the thing twice a day...
     

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