Are my little ones big enough?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by KickenChicken, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. KickenChicken

    KickenChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    I just wanted to know if my EE are big enough to remove the heat lamp with them inside move them outside with or with out a heat lamp or move them in the coop with the adults. They are a couple days short of 7 weeks and under a 100w bulb in the living room the house gets down to 65 at night and it gets down to the low 40's at night outside.

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  2. Hens4Fun

    Hens4Fun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look old enough to me. Fully feathered. Mine have been outside since they were 6 weeks and I am Central Orange County ... we've nights in the low 40's. I have a light on part of the night .... but from others in colder country say, they probably don't really need it.

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  3. lady and her girls

    lady and her girls Out Of The Brooder

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    They look big enough but they are too small to go in with the full grown ones. they need to go in an area of their own with a heat lamp. It doesn't hurt to have a lamp for them and of course an area that they can go to if they get too warm.
     
  4. KickenChicken

    KickenChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    Well I but them outside in a box with a heat lamp and food and water. The box is in the run with the adult birds and has an opening just big enough for them to get in. I have check up on them and they seem warm and not piled ontop of each other
     
  5. hensplease

    hensplease Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ur close to us they will be fine we put ours out the day there born with a heat lamp mine are 5 weeks fully feathered and free range with the big birds
     
  6. KickenChicken

    KickenChicken Out Of The Brooder

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    When will they be old enough to remove the heat lamp at night
     
  7. silkydragon

    silkydragon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are about 8weeks old silkys and they have been out in the coop with our adult standard sized adults for 2weeks now i didnt have a heatsource for them at 1st but i just put a heat lamp in and they seem fine in SE ohio
     

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