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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ticks, May 3, 2009.
Would it be fine if I made a chicken tractor and put a light in there for them, for warmth? Thanks.
I have a friend that puts day old chicks outside in a tractor with a light. I think as long as they can get into the house part easy it should be ok. I wouldn't do it in the winter but its getting warm, so just watch them and make sure they don't seem cold.
I agree with Willow!
You bet it would be alright.
As long as they have a source of heat.
I put mine outside in a special brooder/tractor and they love it.
2-3 weeks old and out they go.
My tractor is 3' wide x 4' long x 2-1/2' tall.
Mine moved outside at 2 weeks
They have their heat lamp inside the dog house.
Hens take their day old babies outside for romps and search for bugs and worms, so as long as they have a warm place to go and are safe from predators (meow), then they should be fine. I let my 2 week olds go outside for a few hours each day. By the time they are a month old, they are spending most of the day outside. I figure that the fresh air, bugs, and grass are healthy for them. Plus the feed bill gets cut in 1/2 when they are allowed to roam ouside.