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Hello, i am new here.. I bought 25 wellsummer chicks ( females ) from stromberg nursery. They all arrived healthy and chirping. They are doing great, I built a brooder box (wire and wood) and keep them warm 70 - 80 degrees.. when should I take them out of the brooder and let them go free in the chicken house? I have let them out on the ground twice for a few minutes, they seem to prefer the brooder box.

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It is best to put chicks on the ground at about 2-4 months. If you have further questions, post in the "Raising Baby Chicks" section. 

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I set fire to the rain! Watch it pour as I, touched your face. Well it burn while I cried, because I heard it screaming out your name. And I threw us into flames. I knew that was the last time, the last time...I set fire to the rain! -Adele

 

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It is best to put chicks on the ground at about 2-4 months. If you have further questions, post in the "Raising Baby Chicks" section. 

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Good luck with your chicks!

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Breeder of Dutch bantams, Wyandotte bantams, and a few exhibition rabbits.

Feel free to ask me questions about chicken and rabbit care, breeds, and showing! I'm always happy to help!

 

"All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances,
And one man in his time plays many parts."

--William Shakespeare

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You start the heat at about 85 to 90 degrees, then reduce 5 to 10 degrees each week until you are at ambient temperature.

 

How soon you can get them out depends on the weather...you are brooding in late fall, so you may have to wait longer before it is safe to put them out. They must be fully feathered and pre-conditioned to the ambient temperature before letting them out, and always out of direct inclement weather (rain/snow/drafts) until they are really stabalized.

 

On the other hand, a broody hen will have them out in freezing weather by day 3 to 5, and they do just fine, growing into vigorous birds oblivious to the elements...but my heat lamp brooded chicks get used to the higher un-natural temperature and I have a harder time getting them out to the natural outdoors so must work at acclimating them.

 

My 2 cents...and yes, any further questions should be addressed to raising chick thread.

 

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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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Keeper of 15+ layers, common to specialty types for colorful egg baskets. Brooding Queens: The Queen Mum Silkie and 2 Bantam Cochin handmaids. Preparing to breed my own Olive Eggers! Barnevelder roo with Splash Marans and CL for egg color and color coding :D Former 4H leader, GDB Puppy Raiser, Homeschooler. Current ESL tutor. Proud new grandma. Loving wife to a very tolerant husband.
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