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Brooder chicks to Hen House?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MainelySeramas, Jun 6, 2009.

  1. MainelySeramas

    MainelySeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 week old chicks in a brooder in the house. How old should they be, before I take them out to the hen house outside. They Buff Orpingtons and Easter eggers.[​IMG]
     
  2. melvin1208

    melvin1208 Out Of The Brooder

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    They should leave at 6 weeks
     
  3. columbiacritter

    columbiacritter Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put mine out at 4 wks, but the weather is really warm and I have a heat lamp for them at night. They were have a blast today and i just put them all to bed in the coop.
     
  4. melvin1208

    melvin1208 Out Of The Brooder

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    I mean they dont need any help at 6 weeks
     
  5. Mahlzeit

    Mahlzeit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the outside temperatures during the day and night and how feathered they are.
     
  6. MainelySeramas

    MainelySeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Night time temp is around 45 degrees, What if I had a heat lamp on them in the coop? They have pretty good feathering. Right now I have them in the brooder w/ 75 watt light bulb.
     
  7. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Mine have been in the back half of a 4x8 coop with the silkies using the front door half since day one. They have a heat lamp, but they only sit under it at night. Usually during the day they're outside in the area of the run that I fenced off especially for them. They are three weeks old now, wild, and loving life.
     
  8. MainelySeramas

    MainelySeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They grow so fast, they need more room, So its out to the coop they go! before they start pecking each other![​IMG]
     

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