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two brooders one flock

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by greenfeathers, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have 26 chics currently one week olds separated in two 4x4 brooders, 13 each. They will eventually be one flock outside.

    Should I connect the brooders so that they can mingle or are they fine being separate?

    I built two because at the time my mind didn't process one 4x8 as being the same size. Though I could remove a side panel and attach them together.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Chicken Obsessed

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    If you can let them mingle, that would be better.
     
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    CogburnIsMyRoo Out Of The Brooder

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  6. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will join them together this evening then. They all came in the same shipment so are the same age.
     
  7. RockyFieldsFarm

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    Perfect!
     
  8. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got the brooders connected tonight. There is a 1 foot opening between boxes and the chicks are moving back and forth between boxes. No issues.
     
  9. greenfeathers

    greenfeathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy to report that all the chicks are doing fine and seem to be enjoying the increased company available to them.
     

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