3 month old chickens (50 of them)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by fowlman33, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. fowlman33

    fowlman33 In the Brooder

    Dec 16, 2010
    My first post of many, I am sure.....question for you experts. I have 50 RIR 3 month old chickens and they have been under a heat lamp in a "small" grow out pen (outside). I am wanting to move them to their large coop, however, my Grandma says they still need to be in a fully enclosed coop with heat lamps for the next month?? The temp only gets down to 15 or so on the extreme coldest nights. THey should be just fine outside, right?

  2. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Songster

    Jun 16, 2010
    First off - [​IMG]

    Secondly - We put our chicks outside after about 1 month under the light. As long as they've got most of their feathers they'll huddle together and stay nice and warm WITH-OUT a lamp, even on the coldest nights, especially since you've got 50! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2010

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