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The Chick Count Down

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

  1. jenmckin

    jenmckin In 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 think...lol

    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 Songster

    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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