2 week old cicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by billg, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. billg

    billg New Egg

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    Just got four 2 wk old chicks, Can I let them out in a chicken run or are they too young. Also today here in south florida it is nice warm and sunny,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Thanks Bill
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Ideally chicks that age should be kept in a brooder, or a coop outside, with a heat lamp until they are fully feathered and can regulate their body temperature. General guidelines say chicks should be kept at a brooder temperature of around 90-95*F which you lower by around 5* a week until they feathered out. This is just a guide though. The chicks will let you know when they are too hot/cold, so you can let their behaviour guide you also. Here's a good guide on raising chicks from our Learning Center that you can look at:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/raising-your-baby-chicks
     

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