1. JValera

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    Hi guys and ladies

    I'm new on this hooby... sorry to bother you , but I need you answer my 2 questions :

    I will have 200 chicks hen layers to have end 3er weeks old .

    I'm thinking to put that 25 chicks on a chicken tractor of 10 feet by 6 feet

    # 1 .... Every how many days or weeks I will have to move the chicken tractor ??

    # 2 ...... Can I leave them on the chicken tractor to start the 4th week old to 14 week end old ??

    Thank you a lot

    Regards and Happy Merry Christmas

    ----Jorge

     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    For some reason, your post is not showing for me.
     
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  3. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm new on this hooby... sorry to bother you , but I need you answer my 2 questions :

    I will have 200 chicks hen layers to have end 3er weeks old .

    I'm thinking to put that 25 chicks on a chicken tractor of 10 feet by 6 feet

    # 1 .... Every how many days or weeks I will have to move the chicken tractor ??
    Your best bet is to monitor the tractor daily and it should become self explanatory

    # 2 ...... Can I leave them on the chicken tractor to start the 4th week old to 14 week end old ??

    I would think at 4 weeks old the birds should have most of their adult plumage and no longer need a heat source. I personally think they should do just fine in a tractor.

    Thank you a lot

    Regards and Happy Merry Christmas

    ----Jorge






     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016
  4. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm new on this hooby... sorry to bother you , but I need you answer my 2 questions :

    I will have 200 chicks hen layers to have end 3er weeks old .

    I'm thinking to put that 25 chicks on a chicken tractor of 10 feet by 6 feet

    # 1 .... Every how many days or weeks I will have to move the chicken tractor ??
    Your best bet is to monitor the tractor daily and it should become self explanatory

    # 2 ...... Can I leave them on the chicken tractor to start the 4th week old to 14 week end old ??

    I would think at 4 weeks old the birds should have most of their adult plumage and no longer need a heat source. I personally think they should do just fine in a tractor.

    Thank you a lot

    Regards and Happy Merry Christmas

    ----Jorge







    I'm new on this hooby... sorry to bother you , but I need you answer my 2 questions :

    I will have 200 chicks hen layers to have end 3er weeks old .

    I'm thinking to put that 25 chicks on a chicken tractor of 10 feet by 6 feet

    # 1 .... Every how many days or weeks I will have to move the chicken tractor ??
    Your best bet is to monitor the tractor daily and it should become self explanatory

    # 2 ...... Can I leave them on the chicken tractor to start the 4th week old to 14 week end old ??

    I would think at 4 weeks old the birds should have most of their adult plumage and no longer need a heat source. I personally think they should do just fine in a tractor.

    Thank you a lot

    Regards and Happy Merry Christmas

    ----Jorge





     
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016
  5. Hokum Coco

    Hokum Coco Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm new on this hooby... sorry to bother you , but I need you answer my 2 questions :

    I will have 200 chicks hen layers to have end 3er weeks old .

    I'm thinking to put that 25 chicks on a chicken tractor of 10 feet by 6 feet

    # 1 .... Every how many days or weeks I will have to move the chicken tractor ??
    Your best bet is to monitor the tractor daily and it should become self explanatory

    # 2 ...... Can I leave them on the chicken tractor to start the 4th week old to 14 week end old ??

    I would think at 4 weeks old the birds should have most of their adult plumage and no longer need a heat source. I personally think they should do just fine in a tractor.

    Thank you a lot

    Regards and Happy Merry Christmas

    ----Jorge





     
  6. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Hokum

    thank you so much

    Can I leave 25 chicks on the chicken tractor to start the 4th week old to 14 week end old ?

    They will be hen layers

    thank you

    --Jorge
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    How big is the tractor? And how old are the chicks that you want to live in it? Chicks need a heat source until they are completely feathered in. And 25 chicks will outgrow even a very large tractor after just a few weeks.
     
  8. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi June

    The chicken tractor size is 10 feets large by 6 feets wide .

    Can I will put the chicks with start to have 4th week old or which is the correct age ??

    Until 14 weeks old or is to much ? Which is your opinion

    I will transfer all chicks to a big room breeder ( all are hen layers )

    thank you so much

    --Jorge
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It will be just big enough for 25 of them at 4 weeks old. By 6 weeks, old they will need at least 8 sq ft per chick. After that, they need about the same amount of space as adults. The tractor is adequate for about 4 to 6 adult birds.
     
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  10. JValera

    JValera Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi June

    I will have for breed chicks start 1 er day on a room ... 15 feets large by 8 feets wide .

    I want to put 200 chicks

    # 1...... Can I leave them until to the end 5 - 6 weeks old ?/

    Also I will have a breeder big room 64 feets large by 32 feets wide... ( Total 2048 feets )

    # 2.... can I transfer all chicks with 6 weeks old to this big room ?


    I think that I don't need the chicken tractors ... It's correct ??

    thank you so much

    --Jorge
     

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