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When do broilers go outside in tractor? Temp/age

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Ours are 1 week and 2 days old, their still small but huge compared to our silkies and brahma both are bantums.  Monday I put a divider in the brooder with broilers on one side and the rest of our chicks on the other, The broilers were running down my bantums and possible hurt one ( that's a different thread).  Any ways the temp here (even if it is the 1st of July) is chillie at night.  this weekend is going to 80+ daytime temp, so out during day?  In at night?  At what temp and age can I leave them out all night?  In tractor of course.
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3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 goats, 4 Muscovy's, 4 Guineas and I STILL don't know how many chickens! lol 

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RAIMNEL= My wonderful husband "R", Me "A" (Amy), 5 kids (4 boys "I,M,N,E" & 1 girl "L"),
3 dogs, 3 cats, 2 goats, 4 Muscovy's, 4 Guineas and I STILL don't know how many chickens! lol 

PS my avatar shows our tattoo ON OUR HANDS! lol

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I've been told not to put them outside until their at least 4 weeks old, but...

I put mine out at one week of age with a lamp shining into a cardboard box on its side for them to warm up in. I also made sure they had shade and frozen water bottles to coold down with. I have a draft-free coop that they are put into at night... well, early evening before it gets cold.

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I put mine outside at three weeks (with a light,) even in early spring.  With these temps, you should be fine to put them outside with a light even earlier.

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Yup if they have a heat light they will be just fine.  Our are in the garage with both garage doors open all day...closed at night and they are just fine.  There was a couple days when we had those 90 Degree heat that I left it off all night and they were fine.  I plan on putting mine out in their house at four - five weeks without a light.

Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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Have had chickens for a whole six years now!  This year decided to try out ducks too!  WOW messy they are, but totally worth it, their cuteness overpowers all the messes they can make :D  Check them out at:  autumnbreezechickens.blogspot.com

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3-4 weeks is a good average. Here it is in the 70s at night and 95 or greater during the day. We dont even use the heat lamp if we have a batch of broilers in the early summer. The tractors work very well for them too. smile

Wife of one DH, Mom to 3 kids,Silkies,Lt Brahmas, Blk/Wht Jersey Giants, Buttercups, Crevecoeurs, Ameracauna(Easter Eggers),Buff Polish, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons,Jap Bantams, Australorps, Dark Cornish,Leghorns,Black Cayuga ducks,Goats, PILGRIM geese,.How About Them Cowgirls ! ......George Strait
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Wife of one DH, Mom to 3 kids,Silkies,Lt Brahmas, Blk/Wht Jersey Giants, Buttercups, Crevecoeurs, Ameracauna(Easter Eggers),Buff Polish, Barred Rock, Rhode Island Reds, Buff Orpingtons,Jap Bantams, Australorps, Dark Cornish,Leghorns,Black Cayuga ducks,Goats, PILGRIM geese,.How About Them Cowgirls ! ......George Strait
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