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I have baby chicks that I hope can go out to the coop at 4 weeks old, is that possible. It is in the 80's during the day and 60's at night. I want to take tem out at 3 weeks in a kennel and get them use to the outside and get my other hens use to them, is that a good idea

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3 weeks is a tad early in my opinion.

 

My 5 week girls were together briefly in the same brooder as my 3 week youngins for about a week before i took them all outside. The slightly older birds keep them warm outside so all is going well. They are now 7 and 5 weeks, and i just got some late hatchlings about 3 days now. They are coming with me on vacation!

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4 week olds can easily go out into a predator proof coop at those temperatures without supplementation.

 

As for introducing, it is a trial and error thing.

Lots of space and multiple feed/water stations.

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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