Are they ready for the coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenesis536, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. jenesis536

    jenesis536 Songster

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    Chicks are fully feathered and between 6-8 weeks old (1 is 6 weeks, and the rest are 7 weeks old and 8 weeks old)...

    Temps are 50-55 at night and 70 or so during the day.
     
  2. Higins00

    Higins00 Songster

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    Yup, they can go outside but with a heat lamp.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Actually, if they are still on a heat lamp I would wean them off of it as quickly as it is possible to do so safely, then put them out.

    Under anything but the most extreme weather conditions 6 week old chicks are ready to face the world, without heat lamps.
     
  4. jeremy

    jeremy CA Royal Blues

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    Just make sure their new home outdoors isn't drafty and they will be absolutely fine without the lamp.
     

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