Are my chicks old enough to go to coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lovemychix, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. lovemychix

    lovemychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 14, 2008
    Moulton Iowa
    These are my first chicks. I have always bought older chicks that were at least a month old and I have been doing great with them thanks for all you BYC's that have helped me when I have a concern. They are 2 1/2 weeks old today (fri). They are getting a lot of feathers and have tripled at least in size. I have a draft free coop. I have 7 other young pullets in there now and I was going to section off a part of it with heavy cardboard and put brooder lights up for them. I was just wondering if I'm getting into a hurry to put them out there. Of course I'm going to take my thermometer and make sure I can keep temps up. I would like to keep them inside but I have 25 chicks in a 50 gal rubbermaid tub that I made into a brooder and they are really getting crowded.
  2. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    If you can provide them with a draft free, and warm enough environment, they can be outside. Mine have been in coop since day one. [​IMG]

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