The Chick Count Down

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenmckin, May 11, 2008.

  1. jenmckin

    jenmckin Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2008
    NW Mississippi
    My chicks that I ordered from Estes will be here by Wednesday. I'm so excited!!! [​IMG]

    My brooder is ready. I have the food mixed to the proper ratio. I have the ACV and garlic infusing in the refrigerator. I bought a bale of hay for the bedding. I'm set...I

    The kids are so excited about the chicks coming, but admittedly I think that I am more excited than they are.

    We have decided to separate out the chicks that we purchased as broilers.

    But I have a question about space. How much space do you need after a couple of weeks for 25 chicks? What size brooder do I need to build for them as they get bigger and when can they move to their permanent place outside?
  2. Josie

    Josie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 3, 2008
    kingsdaughter posted a pick of her brooder on the BROODER thread! She used a kiddie pool for 25 chicks, and it look like it is a good size for that number. There is a pic on the thread, post #2.

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