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10 Week Old Chickens - Can They Move to the Coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by quickchicken, Mar 24, 2017.

  1. quickchicken

    quickchicken Just Hatched

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    Okay, firstly I want to thank everyone on this website because there's no way we could have kept our flock alive without you. [​IMG]

    Now, our five oldest are 9 1/2 weeks, they will be 10 weeks on Monday. They are fully feathered and appear to be thriving in our garage, where we've built a grow out pen for them. Temps here have been fluctuating a lot, but this upcoming week our temps are stable at mid forties at night to mid sixties during the day. There's one day where the low is listed at thirty nine degrees, can they move out to the coop? We've had them out there on nicer days as much as possible and they love it. They do fine in our garage which is about fifty degrees all the time.

    Also, we have a prefab coop with built in boxes. Will it be bad if they go in there? We don't exactly have a way to block them. Thanks!
     
  2. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can go out now and stay out - those temps will be fine.
     
  3. samemerson17

    samemerson17 Just Hatched

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    When I first put my chicks out I put a heat lamp in their coop for a week. Mine were 6 weeks. Yours should be fine even without a heat lamp though. If your a little worried that they may be cold just sick a heat lamp in their coop. They should be fine without it though. Best of Luck!! [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  4. samemerson17

    samemerson17 Just Hatched

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    And no its fine if they have access to the nesting boxes. Mine did too and now they lay in them no problem.
     
  5. quickchicken

    quickchicken Just Hatched

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    We moved them outside and they're doing great!! Thanks everyone.
     

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