range, housing, chicks, poultry, animal husbandry department
Cooperative Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
If a brooder house is used the chicks may be housed in it until time to put the pullets into winter quarters, providing the cockerels have been taken out. A brooder house 10 X 12 will accommodate 350 chicks, but that is not room enough for more than 35 to 40 pullets. Much loss is often due to overcrowded conditions. (See more in text.)
Kumlien, W.F., "Phases of Poultry Work: Range and Housing of Chicks" (1926). SDSU Extension Circulars. 245.