What to do....

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ManokPanglaban, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. ManokPanglaban

    ManokPanglaban Hatching

    Feb 3, 2015
    Good Day Mate!!!

    First of all, I am from Philippines...

    I am new to all raising chicks...

    Please help me... Here is my question...

    I have 6 chicks (2 days old) for a start, what is the standard brooder size for them? and how many watts of bulb should i use? or what is you recommendations to me for a good start?

  2. taprock

    taprock Songster

    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern L.P. Michigan
    I'm not sure I can help you, I never end up using an actual brooder. With six little chicks I would put them in a 2 foot by 2 foot cardboard box, reinforce the top and cover with heavy screen. Then I would use a 60 watt bulb and adjust height. I honestly don't check the temperature much anymore, I watch what the chicks are doing. They clump up if too cold and scatter away from the light if it's too warm. I love using cardboard boxes because their isn't any clean up, I just burn the box afterwards. Good Luck with your chicks.

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