5 week old chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by karma0, May 4, 2011.

  1. karma0

    karma0 New Egg

    Oct 6, 2010
    Hi I am new to this back yard chicken idea. I have these five week old chicks and i live in kentucky and we have had more rain than ever so mi back yard is very wet not not puddling but very soggy. i was cusious if i would be able to let them out to freerange while i am at work 10am to 6pm. Do you think that they will be safe? Also my coop is in my garage and i cut a hole in the wall with a door attached that i have to manually open. but behind the garage i have compost pile maily leaves that i have recently found mice in should i worry about that?
    Thank you for taking the time to read this.
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I would say that they are too young to free range at that age... [​IMG]
  3. MetalSmitten

    MetalSmitten Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    bloomington, indiana
    adult chickens are vulnerable to predators, so little 5 week old babies are gonna be SUPER vulnerable. i wouldn't personally let them free range without supervision.
  4. ragerkid2

    ragerkid2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Johnstown Pa

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