4 week old EE question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cochicks, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. cochicks

    cochicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Our weather is in the upper 80's during the day and mid 50's at night. If I close them in the insulated, draft free coop at night, can they move outside? There are six of them.
     
  2. callahanfarmgirl

    callahanfarmgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am in FL and that was our weather in April and I moved my RIR's to the outside coop around 3wks of age and they did great. I think they will be just fine as long as they have feathered out.
     
  3. Blue_Myst

    Blue_Myst Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2009
    80's are about the temperatures 4 week olds should be used to anyway, and I know people have kept birds around that age outside even in near-freezing temperatures without problems. I'd say go for it, and if they seem too cold, you could always bring them back inside!
     
  4. MarinMama

    MarinMama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i would wait another week unless you want to provide some heat at night.

    my EEs got alot more feathers between 4-6 weeks so I am putting them out this week at 6 weeks. our lows at night are mid-50's.

    i have been weaning them off of the light and last night it was about 60 in the garage but they were a little chilly.

    also, how many chicks do you have so they can snuggle together?
     

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