Are these girls ready to be outside full time?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ladychick328, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. ladychick328

    ladychick328 Chirping

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    Its A little chili today and windy they are Almost 6 weeks old. I came out here today and the buff oprington was dead, laying in front of the coop door, not a mark on her. It rained alot yesterday, I have no clue what happened to her. Can the other hens kill her?
     

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  2. Hteeter2

    Hteeter2 Chirping

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    I started putting mine out in a pen about 3 weeks old. I'm sure 6wks is good time. My chicks run themselves silly playing until they drop from being tired. I'm putting mine back in their brooder box at night though.
     
  3. ladychick328

    ladychick328 Chirping

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    Well I brought them back home tonight, we don't live where the coop is yet so I have to leave them I'm brooder box until fully feathered or drive an hour to put them up at night. I have some wyandotte pullets and barred rocks that I put our there last week and two of the wyandotte are being extremely mean to the Rir that I took out there today!! Is that normal??
     
  4. Broodygranny

    Broodygranny Songster

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    Older hens can kill small ones. I usually wait until my chicks are about the same size as the bigger chickens to combine them.
     
  5. PearlaMae123

    PearlaMae123 In the Brooder

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    I’m sorry for your loss!!
    If there wasn’t a mark on her then maybe she just had a failure to thrive.
     

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