75 degrees to cold?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickencity, Apr 10, 2008.

  1. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    its going to be 75 degrees out side today although it feels much hotter to me. all my chicks have most of their feathers and are starting to get their head feathers. can they go out side for about an hour?
     
  2. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    how old are they?
     
  3. Matt A NC

    Matt A NC Overrun With Chickens

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    Sure, just watch them. If they start to huddle time to go in.

    If this is their first time out, for the first several minutes they aren't going to move. It takes that first adventurer to get the others moving.

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  4. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. horsejody

    horsejody Squeaky Wheel

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    Quote:They should be fine.
     
  6. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well i let them out side for about an hour. at 1st they didn;t know what to think. my rooster wanted nothing to do with it. i set him on the grass and he jump off of it and back into the box. then he just took a nap. while the others started to explore. he finally joined in when he seem them chasing worms. lol now there all taking a nap in the brooder.
     
  7. farmerwannabe

    farmerwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    How did you get them outside? I've got 16 that will ready for a maiden voyage soon, but i don't know how to carry them from the brooder in the basement to the yard.
     
  8. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Put them in a box. They will be fine for the quick trip out.
     
  9. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i just put them in large shoe box.
     
  10. farmerwannabe

    farmerwannabe Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh - i can just envision the fun already! they love to fly all the time (well - at least try to - lots of kamikaze flying going on...), and they go crazy when the lid of the brooder is off. So - to open the lid of the brooder, catch one, open the lid to the box, move her in to the box - all without letting her friends escape either the brooder or the box - seems like a wild circus! I think I should have my DH take pictures of that whole process - should be even funnier than the chicks' reactions to being outside for the first time!
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