baby chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by sherrihargrove, Oct 17, 2014.

  1. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chirping

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    I have 6 2 week old chicks, when can they go outside with older chickens? The older chickens are 5 months old. I'm very new to this and I feel so dumb.
     
  2. mistifier99

    mistifier99 In the Brooder

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    Dont feel dumb! We all had to start somewhere.

    I personally wouldn't let them out with the other chicks until they are at least a couple months old.


    I put mine in a small outdoor cage when they are around a month, and then put them all together when they are older (a minimum of two months)
     
  3. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chirping

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    thanks I will do that, if i can stand them in the house that long.
     
  4. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master

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    Are they IN the house or garage/basement??
     
  5. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chirping

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    in the house in a room of their own.
     
  6. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    They can probably go outside when they are 8-10 weeks old. You should wait until they are at least 14-16 weeks old before introducing them to the older birds.
     
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Crowing

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    X2 on this advice.
     
  8. sherrihargrove

    sherrihargrove Chirping

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    we will see how it goes and how cold it is by then too.
     

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