Brooder chicks to Hen House?

MainelySeramas

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Feb 24, 2009
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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.
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columbiacritter

Songster
11 Years
Jun 7, 2008
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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.
 

MainelySeramas

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10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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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.
 

joebryant

Crowing
11 Years
Apr 28, 2008
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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.
 

MainelySeramas

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10 Years
Feb 24, 2009
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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!
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