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When to put chickens in the coop

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I have several chicks this size and I was wondering if anybody can tell me when it would be okay to put them in a coop?
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I put mine in the coop in a separate, but connected brooder box at 3 weeks.  At 5 weeks I let them mingle with the other chickens and they are fully integrated a few weeks after that.

 

If your chicks are fully feathered, they can go out in the coop.

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post #3 of 7
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Thanks I'm new to this!
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You're welcome! :welcome

 

I can only handle the dust in the house for so long, then out they go with a brooder plate!

 

What kind of chickens do you have?

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I was wondering the same thing. My chicks are 6&7 weeks old. Dust in the house is getting ridiculous. I bring them or in the sun when is nice but some days are still 30 degrees and snow last night. [IMG]
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As long as the coop has good ventilation but no drafts, they'll be fine. They have a down coat under those feathers!

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post #7 of 7

Judging from the size of that chick, they are long overdue to move into the coop.

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