1 Week old Chicks Outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Brahmaman, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 chicks that are one week old. They have stayed in the brooder for a week and they are scratching in the box and trying to jump out. Is it alright if i let them outside for an hour or so at such a young age?
     
  2. wlbaker3

    wlbaker3 Out Of The Brooder

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    Last spring I let mine run around outside a bit at that age. Really, I think it depends on the outside temperature. Where I am, it's only about 30 degrees at the moment. I think that would be too cold.
     
  3. BarredRockGirls

    BarredRockGirls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine do that too. theres lil bald spots in the pin shavings where they scratch it away lol
     
  4. MainePoultry

    MainePoultry Out Of The Brooder

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    Im curious myself, i have 11 barred rocks and 4 buffs...What would you say is good for them? 50-60*? For what period of time?
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2013
  5. Brahmaman

    Brahmaman Out Of The Brooder

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    Right now at my house it is 70 degrees which I think is plenty warm for letting them out for a while but what about them getting diseases?
     

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