2 week old cicks

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

  1. billg

    billg New Egg

    Feb 7, 2013
    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

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    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:


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