- Dec 18, 2015
My chicks are 3 1/2 weeks old. Not fully featherd. Can I put them in a brooder outside with the lamp?
As long as the change in ambient temperature is not too drastic,
they should be fine as long as they are kept dry and totally protected against any drafts.
Use common sense and observe their behavior for any distress.
What do you have them in outside?They have been in my living room for since hatching. My brooder box is big enough and our winter has been mild. 50s and 60s during the day, so I think I am going to light the box and take them out. I still have the large space inside to bring them in if needed. We thought we would only have 50% of them hatch with our first try and we put in seven eggs. All of them hatched! They are a little cramped in the indoor box I had prepared. We watch them like hawks and the box is under my window so I can keep an eye on the light and them and hoping the predators will stay away with it being on the porch and not easy to get into.