3 week old chicks. When can I put my babies out in their coop/run?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Leisa1968, Oct 27, 2012.

  1. Leisa1968

    Leisa1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trying to decide when to put these babies out in their coop/run. 18 chicks, some silkies, some Easter Eggers, some not sure yet........ The weather is turning cold this week down about 20 degrees from what it was last week. I was hoping to put them out soon but now I don't know[​IMG]
     
  2. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    when they are fully feathered . about 5 weeks. At 4 weeks I start to turn the heat off so they can adjust. tought to have them under heat then throw them outside in the cold IMO
     
  3. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    They will need supplemental heat until fully feathered at 6 weeks of age. Placing a heat source in a corner and letting them move freely away from it if they want to will allow them to acclimate on their own.
     
  4. Hangtown Farms

    Hangtown Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    yes alot depends on how cold it is Michigan much colder than Northern California.
    Not sure about North Carolina's weather this time of year though probably similar to me as I can in a cooler part of California
     
  5. Leisa1968

    Leisa1968 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much!
     

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