Can I take my chicks outside to play??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ThatGoatGirl, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. ThatGoatGirl

    ThatGoatGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks are 2 1/2 and 3 weeks old its 80 degrees out today, I was wondering if its ok to take them outside, let them free range in my garden for 1/2 hour or so?? I will sit with them of course.
     
  2. ThatGoatGirl

    ThatGoatGirl Out Of The Brooder

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  3. showjumper_girl2002

    showjumper_girl2002 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely! Let them play! :) I took mine out at one week of age (under supervision of course lol) and they've done just fine. Just make sure they don't act cold. If they start to huddle close together they're probably chilly. Note though that when you first take them out they may do that just because they're scared. Mine couldn't get close enough to me the first time I took them out lol. They would've crawled in my pocket if I let them! :lol: so as long as you pay Attention to their body language you'll be fine ;) you may want to provide some chick grit in case they need it.
     
  4. Veer67

    Veer67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. ThatGoatGirl

    ThatGoatGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you!!!
     
  6. AkRanger

    AkRanger New Egg

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    I was just wondering this myself :)

    My RIR chicks were hatched on the 4th, and I have to play ninja to keep them in the brood box when I am changing food and water.

    It's much cooler up here (50f day temps), but, figured it wouldn't hurt them in short bits. Their wing feathers are in, tails are developing, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  7. ThatGoatGirl

    ThatGoatGirl Out Of The Brooder

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    I took them out, only for like 10 minutes, they were very curious, but stayed right beside the whole time. Sweet little chickies :)
     
  8. Bullitt

    Bullitt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a big scary world for a little chick. :)
     
  9. christine9

    christine9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I was just wondering this myself
     
  10. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would. Just stay with them and have a way to keep them in one area. I once had 2 week old pullets in a tractor in the yard and a very cheeky young red shoulder hawk flew over and landed and had a long looksie at my pullets when I was inside on the phone. So after that I did not leave them alone. They were fine. I later made that tractor like old iron sides and we had those chickens for a long time but just saying. Anything can swoop down or crawl over if you are not there.

    Caroline
     

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