baby chicks- when can they go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by toomanydogs, Mar 30, 2012.

  1. toomanydogs

    toomanydogs Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 8 chicks that are 4 days old. they are closed up in the chicken palace with mom right now but I have a smaller area with a house separated from the other chickens that I want to put them in to grow up but how old do they need to be before they can start spending time outdoors.I'm kind of worried about the possibility of rain and them getting wet.


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  2. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you are keeping them with their mom they can got out as early as 1 week. My momma hen took her brood out at 5 days!
     

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