What size????

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

  1. apc

    apc Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 4, 2009
    Chickland, Il
    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

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    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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