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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jkraiderfan, Apr 26, 2008.
is four weeks to early to let them peck around outside for a little bit?
They should be fine!
I moved our 4 week old chicks outdoors, full-time, last week and they are doing just fine!
mine are 4 weeks old and they are outside in a secure pen, and a little house they have a light in there and get locked up at night, it is funny seeing them pick around! Of course it is warm outside during the day, been in 60's and 70's daytime.
I've had my month-olds out in the grass for 2 weeks. They've been living in their outside coop and run for a few days now. It's fine.
thanx thought so
Good to know! I'd love to get a little more info from you all on this subject. Mine are 4 weeks old also, we'd like to move them outside in the next couple of days as well. What temp do you keep the heat on (heat lamp) ?? Do you still monitor the temp because they're only 4 weeks old?
These are our 1st chicks EVER...and I'm actually really nervous about putting them outside. I realize this is paranoia on my part...these birds are SUPPOSED to be outside. How do you get over the fear factors.
Our coop and run are VERY secure. Even though we live in town, we've got Coyotes, Fox Raccoons and skunks....everywhere!
Any advice would be awesome! Kim
No,I just took mine out yesterday for about 3 hours and they had a blast. just keep a close eye on them. You can see the pics of them here.
I just have a 100 watt bulb in a metal funnel thing.... they will go closer if they are colder.
Shoot no! Let those babies get some pecking time in! Just make sure it is warm outside, keep a close eye on them, and they will be just fine!