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4 week old EE question

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

  1. cochicks

    cochicks Chirping

    Jul 25, 2010
    Colorado Springs
    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 Chirping

    Apr 4, 2011
    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 Songster

    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 Songster

    Apr 15, 2011
    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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