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When can chicks take fieldtrips?

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Newly chick mom here, and the chicks are only 2 days old. I was wondering when they can go outside to the grassy yard to play for a few minutes. My son loves to watch them and it's not much fun watching them inside a rabbit cage on the floor of the garage. It's nice and warm here, almost 70F in the afternoons.

 

How old, and for how long each trip?

 

Thanks!

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Goodness Sake take em out!:weee just joking :lol:

 

When our broodys hatch their eggs ,by the morning  the little chicks are adventuring around like pros :yiipchick

 

But I can understand you may be wary as they obviously don't have a broody mama and you don't wanna end up killing your baby's!

 

 

So I suggest just  ease them in to It maybe 20-25 or even 30-50 mins a day and ease  the time a little higher day by day.... the reason why our chicks (more have recently hatched under mama) adventure a lot is because we don't worry bout the heat its soo hot here!

 

So if its a little colder make sure they don't freeze! But if its warm and after they are used to being outside you can take them out as often as you like :D

 

Cheers , id love to see some pics :celebrate

 

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