Can chicks go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jarcoo0153, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have got 24 3-week-olds, they are in my bedroom, in a big box, and have become escape artists. I am constantly putting them back, and they keep flying out! They almost have all their feathers, and my coop is finished outside. So can I put them in the coop? Our highs this week are in the nineties, and lows in the seventies.
     
  2. oldchickenlady

    oldchickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 9, 2010
    Cabot, AR
    I'd put them out! If they have lots of feathers they will be ok. At night if they get cool they will huddle together and keep each other warm. If you are worried you can add a light at night, just make sure they have room to get away from it if they get too hot.
     
  3. E.G.Glayer

    E.G.Glayer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree with oldchickenlady...

    At 3 weeks in Texas they should be more than alright. They will stay together for warmth if needed but I think they will be fine.
     
  4. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes put them out, i put my little ones out at 2to 3 days old, don't have to acclimate them from the AC that way and besides the dust from them would be just awful...IMO

    What kind of babies do you have?
     
  5. jarcoo0153

    jarcoo0153 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have:
    1 RIR pullet
    1 BO pullet
    2 Ameraucanas( Hatchery birds, so I guess EE) Pullets
    1 Dominique Pullet
    2 Naked neck Pullets
    1 Naked Neck Rooster
    1 Maran Pullet
    1 FL Maran pullet
    1 FL maran Rooster
    2 silkies St. Run ( one large white, and a small black)
    2 White faced Black spanish Roosters
    2 WFBS Pullets
    1 Ancona Rooster
    Those are the ones I am keepin, the ones below I am trying to sell, and if they don't, they will be Sunday dinners.
    1 buff Brahma Rooster
    1 Speckled Sussex Rooster
    2 BO roosters
    1 white rock rooster
    1 Black australorp rooster

    I also have three full grown chickens in a seperate coop:
    1 RIR rooster ( 7 months old)
    1 Phoenix pullet (almost 5 yrs old and still laying eggs!)
    1 Naked NEck pullet ( 4 yrs old, and I get 5 or 6 eggs a week)

    Tomorrow I will place an order for 25 st run surprise special, 2 welsummers, and 2 silkies!
    And a friend is going to give me some duck eggs to hatch!
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    WOW you got a nice variety there, we need some photos [​IMG]
     

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