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Size brooder??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sc00ter4900, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Sc00ter4900

    Sc00ter4900 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My brooder is 28"x 60". Is that big enough for 26 baby chicks? I'm not sure on the math [​IMG] My chicks are comming Feb 1 so do i need a nother brooder? Thanks Scotty
     
  2. wing it

    wing it Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you should be ok , how long do you plan on keeping them in the brooder? Remember they get big real fast ,and the brooder gets small very fast. Last bunch of chicks I had 20 were in a 24x48 brooder. After 6 weeks it was geting cramped and they went outside. Good luck
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    My chicks have more than doubled size in one week.

    They were eating, sleeping, pooping, growing machines.... and the house was beginning to stink!
     
  4. Sc00ter4900

    Sc00ter4900 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks , I should make another brooder. They might need to stay in longer than 8 weeks Because of the cold. April is still really cold. My chicks are coming soon . Cant wait LOL. Thanks Scotty
     

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