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They are 3 or 4 weeks I think I don't know for sure
Edited by Jkioneil - 4/27/16 at 5:57pm

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an age might help, when there is very little down left to shed then they can go out but since you are in oregon, they should be fine, and treats can be given anytime as long as the chicks have grit available, otherwise wait until they are 8 weeks old

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an age might help, when there is very little down left to shed then they can go out but since you are in oregon, they should be fine, and treats can be given anytime as long as the chicks have grit available, otherwise wait until they are 8 weeks old
3-4 weeks? I don't know for sure

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They should be fine. Mine go in the coop as day-olds. I do have heat on them, and they do just fine. I'm in MN and got my last batch of chicks in March. 

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They should be fine. Mine go in the coop as day-olds. I do have heat on them, and they do just fine. I'm in MN and got my last batch of chicks in March. 

They wouldn't have heat at night it's mid 40s and day 60's ? Maybe in at night?

Happy mother, 1 beautiful husband, three amazing boys 7,8,10 and two wonderful girls 18,10. A playful Pitt Bull girl(Pie), 1Bearded Dragon (Chicken), and four lovely chickens, 1Barred Rock(Amelia), 1RIR(Volcano) 1 Buff orpington (Marigold)  and 1 Blue Andalusian (Snuggles)! and a house turkey named Firkee!

 
 
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They should be fine. Mine go in the coop as day-olds. I do have heat on them, and they do just fine. I'm in MN and got my last batch of chicks in March. 

They wouldn't have heat at night it's mid 40s and day 60's ? Maybe in at night?


that will work, just bring them in at night

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Originally Posted by chicklover 1998 View Post
 

an age might help, when there is very little down left to shed then they can go out but since you are in oregon, they should be fine, and treats can be given anytime as long as the chicks have grit available, otherwise wait until they are 8 weeks old


Does it have to be grit of certain kind? Or can I get a clump of weeds to pull and put the soil they will be foraging on in there?

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no so much a certain kind but most farm stores have chick grit available, it depends on what kind of soil you have, if you grab a little clump of dirt and then make a thin mud in your palm with water, rub it around if it is gritty they will be fine off of the soil if it feels more smooth get chick grit


Edited by chicklover 1998 - 4/29/16 at 6:32am
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no so much a certain kind but most farm stores have chick grit available, it depends on what kind of soil you have, if you grab a little clump of dirt and then make a thin mud in your palm with water, rub it around if it is gritty they will be fine off of the soil if it feels more smooth get chick grit


Thank you so much!!! We Irrigated yesterday and wanted to give them worms :)

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