Worried my brooder is too small (revised post)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by linguafranka, Feb 9, 2012.

  1. linguafranka

    linguafranka Out Of The Brooder

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    I cannot figure out how to edit my previous post, so I had to start over.
    Worried brooder is too small & they can hurt themselves as they jump & try to fly.
    Chicks are 2 and 3 weeks old. They are getting really active & hit the walls a lot!
    One injured her neck yesterday but no one saw it happen, we wondered if they are too crowded.
    thanks!

    the brooder is made of 2 plastic tubs.
    H = 30"
    W = 30"
    D = 20"

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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Yeah, you'll soon need something bigger.

    But at 5 weeks they won't need the lamp if you are in a warmer area and can go outside.
     
  3. junglebird

    junglebird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could cut and tape together a larger brooder out of scavenged cardboard boxes quite quickly.
     

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