What size????

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by apc, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What size brooder do I need to have for 25 chicks? What i have seems almost too small. Even a genera rule would be fine. 5X5 just seems big. Is there a differance for bantams? thanks
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    You can go smaller with bantams.

    I'd start out for the first two weeks in something at least 4' x 2'.

    After that they start getting big. by four weeks they need more space... by 6 weeks they don't need heat as much.
     

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