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2.5 week old chicks- can they go out in a chicken tractor?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by moenmitz, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it ok to put them outside (temps in the 80-90's) in a chicken tractor during the day for a bit? How long?
     
  2. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They would be just fine with temps like that. According to their age their brooder should be at about 85 degrees right now, so go ahead and let them get some outside time in! They will let you know if they are to cold by huddling together. Just keep a close eye on them and they will let you know if they get to cold and when it's time to come in. Be sure to keep you camera handy so you can post pics of their first outing! [​IMG]
     
  3. moenmitz

    moenmitz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! So it is ok for them to eat whatever they come across in there in the way of grasses and bugs (aside form known toxic plants of course) I am meaning, can they digest that stuff ok at this age?
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep! Just offer them some grit in a small bowl. My TSC sells Chick Starter Grit. If you can't find that then offer them some parakeet grit. That way you know they won't have any problems. [​IMG]
     

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