Size of living space needed for 7 three week old chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by littleandlewis, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. littleandlewis

    littleandlewis Out Of The Brooder

    May 30, 2011
    We have a beautiful coop and 7 three week old chicks. I divided the coop with a wooden wall to limit the chicks to about a 45" x 32"area.....about a half of the coop's length. They have a heat lamp to keep them warm.

    Is there a rule of thumb as to how much space is good for them? They are healthy and curious and I thought maybe giving them another foot or so of length might help aclimate them for when they get the entire coop area.

  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 28, 2011
    1 square foot per chick until 4 weeks, then 2 square feet per chick.
  3. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 20, 2011
    middle TN
    At 3 weeks, I'd give them run of the place. The reasons people limit space are typically to keep small chicks from wandering too far away from the light or because they're using a brooder box. Your chicks are old enough that they will enjoy the extra room to flap and jump.

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