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4 month old chicks ready for outdoors?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by roseannechick, Dec 3, 2016.

  1. roseannechick

    roseannechick Hatching

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    Our four, 4 month old chicks need to go outside with our two old ladies. These youngsters are silkies and sizzles, so they're still smaller than our big orpingtons. The temp at night is about 27 degrees. There is snow on the ground. We shoveled snow in the enclosed coop area. We plan on taking them at night while the other 2 big girls are sleeping. We hope they get along... any advice?
     
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  2. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

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    I think it should be fine they seem old enough. Would they be out in the open or exposed to predators?
     
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Crowing

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    They were ready about 2 months ago...
     
  4. CherriesBrood

    CherriesBrood Chicken Photographer

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    I actually agree I have two month old bantams that are ready, but mine and yours are bantams, so I'm just thinking about predators. :/
     

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