6 week old chickens

tamsteve143

Chirping
May 10, 2015
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I have 8 chickens, they are either 6 or 7 weeks, they have been in our coop now for 4 days, they are doing great, some are even up on their roosts! We have a run should I let them out to walk around in the run or wait awhile longer?
 

Chicks Galore3

Artistic Bird Nut
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Dec 16, 2011
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If the days are warm and sunny you could open let them out into the run, though I wouldn't let them free range yet. (Not sure if you are planning on letting them.) Welcome to BYC! :)
 

tamsteve143

Chirping
May 10, 2015
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no they won't be free ranging, just in the pen, Yes it is very warm here so i thought it would be a good idea to let them out, we have one that is a runt and poor thing can't get up on the roost, even though we put a ladder there for them and she can't get down the ladder to get out lol. What treats can they eat at this age?
 

holm25

Jr Chicken Wrangler
7 Years
Apr 6, 2014
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They should be fine my chicks start free ranging and going out at 1 day old but dont stay out long till about 2 weeks. So I think they'll be fine
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tamsteve143

Chirping
May 10, 2015
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Funny I opened the coop door and they all just stood there, one got on my hand and i put her down but she cried to go back in LOL. They didn't come out, guess they will on their own terms!
 

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