Space for chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Easter eggers, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Easter eggers

    Easter eggers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 4, 2011
    What are the space requirements for chicks up to 6 and 1/2 weeks or so? Thanks
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 12, 2009
    BuCo, KS
    My Coop
    Its hard to provide numbers because they grow so fast during the 6 1/2 weeks time frame you mentioned. My brooder is 3' by about 1.5'. I can put 26 day-old chicks in that and worry that they'll get lost in it. By the time they are 4 weeks old, just four of them look kind of cramped. I've never kept chicks indoors past four weeks old so I wouldn't even want to guess how small that space would look by 6 1/2 weeks.....

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