are my little ones ready for their coop yet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CourtneyBrooke*, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. CourtneyBrooke*

    CourtneyBrooke* Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG][/img]My pullets are 4 weeks old tomorrow, they are getting so big (and smelly) lol! I purchased a large coop and it will be here today or tomorrow. I was wondering if they are ready to go out and have a heat lamp still? Help!! [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2011
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    If your daytime temps are above 50 and night time lows don't dip below 40, you certainly can move them out to the coop with ease.
    You mentioned you still intend to use a heat lamp out there, so I assume you've run electricity, even with an extension cord, out to the coop.

    Put a thermometer under the heat lamp. It should register 80 degrees. If it does, move on out!! At six weeks, you can lower the wattage to produce 70 degrees, but perhaps by then, your ambient temperatures will be 70 and you won't need anything at all, by way of heat lamp.
     
  3. CourtneyBrooke*

    CourtneyBrooke* Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] thank you, you have been very helpful! This is my first time around so I need all the good advice I can get!
     

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