Are my peeps ready for outside time?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by darkbyrd, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. darkbyrd

    darkbyrd In the Brooder

    Jan 27, 2011
    Pisgah Nat'l Forest, GRD
    I got my "red pullets" and "pullets" at TSC a week ago today, So I think they are closer to 1.5-2 weeks old. Are they ready for some sunny 67 degree outside time in the grass? If they can, how long should be the limit? I'd bring them in if they looked cold.
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Crowing

    Dec 24, 2008
    Ocala, Florida
    Do they have any feathers? Babies with thier chicken moms would be outside but can run back to get warm. If you let them, I would keep an eye, and put them back under the light after a few minutes to warm up.
  3. Chickengal505

    Chickengal505 Songster

    Jan 4, 2010
    Bolivia N.C
    I let my day olds out in 60 degree weather but I'm always there laying on the grass so they can come and snuggle up and get warm.
  4. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    I would. Mine would stay out in much cooler weather than that. Mama would squat and spread to offer to warm them, and they would ignore her and keep on playing. They'll let you know if they're cold. And they will love it.

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