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I have 14 Golden Comet pullets that are 3+ weeks old.  I'd like to move them outside this weekend.  There feathers have started to come in.  What's everyone's recommendation on moving them to a chicken tractor this weekend?  I will keep a heat lamp in the tractor.  The temps are suppose to be in the 50-60's during the day and and the high 30's low 40's at night.  

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If you're going to put a lamp in the tractor, I'd move them out today! I do all of my brooding outside, and have had newborn chicks straight out of the incubator when we've had single digits!
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Usually, the safest age to put pullets and cockerels outside all the time is a 5+ weeks. If younger, use the heat lamp. Good luck, they'll love the outdoors.

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