Our chicks are now 4 weeks +3 days old! They are growing like crazy! Momma hen is still taking very good care of them. She laid her 1st post broody egg yesterday and another today! I'm very impressed.
We live in north central washington, it's been averaging 39-41 degrees on most days. Lots of rain though. All the babies and momma are currently living in a large crate inside. My question is, is it ok to start letting them outside for awhile? I'm sure they would love the extra room, but I don't want them to get too cold. Also, I've noticed at least one of them has been sneezing a bit. Otherwise acting very normal. Eating well. Should I worry about that?
Would it be ok to introduce them into the rest of the flock while still under the care of momma....or wait a little longer?
I've included a few pictures...if anyone could take a guess at sexing them. We are hoping the buff baby is a roo and that the other 2 are pullets. First 3 pics are "Poppy" next 2 are "Licorice" and the last is "Feedy"
Thanks in advance!