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What size box for my new chicks???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Doddeldoo, Mar 28, 2007.

  1. Doddeldoo

    Doddeldoo Out Of The Brooder

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    My new chicks are arriving tomorrow. Im getting about 30 chicks. What size box is good for them at this stage?
     
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    I would try to get them in a 4 x 4ft box...to start. Of course, that wont last long, if they are a larg breed....about 2 or 3 weeks, they will outgrow that...so cardboard boxes are great, in that you can cut the sides, and add more to increase thier size. I have 19...2 week old peeps in a large crate. My hubby gets them from work. It is about 4 x 4ft....but they are outgrowing it fast. So...to the coop with a warm light...soon!
     
  3. Doddeldoo

    Doddeldoo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks so much. Input is so appreciated, as Im new and want to be the best mom I can.
    Im a bit nervous about their survival.
     
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Ohhh, Im sure you will be a great momma![​IMG] Just watch them....if they seem to be crowded...make the box bigger....they will let you know by thier actions....like lecking each other...peeping alot...enjoy your peeps!!
     
  5. pueawjapygrta

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  6. Doddeldoo

    Doddeldoo Out Of The Brooder

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    You all are great!!!! Thanks for the help.
    I feel much comfort here.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. cookie_chick

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    i got told a shoe box its actually a work boot box

    is that ok?



    Cookie_Chick
     
  8. Llysse

    Llysse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably not enough room for food, water, bedding, chicks, heat lamp and growing space in a shoe box, even if it's for work boots. A big appliance box or computer box would work. If all else fails, you can use a plastic storage tub with screen or mesh n top for ventilation.
     
  9. cookie_chick

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    well she's about 19 days old now but ok if thats what you think :|
    i might give it a try [​IMG]

    is it good for a chick to have a supervised run outside? [​IMG]




    Cookie_Chick:D
     
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2007
  10. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Outside play is great!! Especially if its warm out, and you are there to watch her, and protect her from Crows, Hawks, cats and dogs...or whatever might ALSO be watching her. Have fun with her!!
     

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