Brooder to coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Fry babies, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. Fry babies

    Fry babies Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 11, 2012
    Oak Harbor, Washington
    I'm thinking my chicks are getting to be about the age to kick them out of the house to the coop. Wondering if I should just put them out or is there a process to go through to get them used to the outdoors? They've been getting outdoor time on nice days and been loving it but not sure about having them out full time. any help or suggestions on this?
  2. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

    Sep 4, 2008
    If they've been outdoors for a few times already, they should know what they're in for. We put the chicks out for just day times at first, but you could throw them right into it I suppose. :p

    You might need to show them where it is they need to sleep for a few nights at first, or they might just end up sleeping outside the coop. It takes a while for them to get into a routine of going back inside at night.

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