1. Come check out hundreds of awesome coop pages (and a few that need suggestions) in our 2018 Coop Rating Project!

Can I put these 6wk olds outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by junglegal, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. junglegal

    junglegal In the Brooder

    Nov 27, 2010
    St. Pete, FL
    I have 2 six week olds. A barred rock and RIR. I can hardly stand the dust inside anymore and would like to move them into the coop. I've weened them off the heat lamp.
    In the coop, I have two 10 wk old silkies. They've been out for a couple weeks now. I am in Florida and our 10 day forecast says we'll be in the low fifties to low sixties at night.
    Do you think it's time? The seem fully feathered except for the barred who has minimal downy feathers on her head yet.

  2. Medicine Man

    Medicine Man Songster

    Nov 21, 2010
    Apple Hill
    I would.

    These were outside at 6 weeks with overnight lows below freezing:

    and they've been just fine...
    Last edited: Jan 29, 2011

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by