Can my 4 week-old chicks go outside today?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Carrie Lynn, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is 87 degrees with light and variable wind 5-10 mph.
    Can my chicks go outside for a while, and can they peck in the dirt?
    Thanks in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are nearly 4 weeks old and they are out there as we, er, type! They are having a grand old time! I've got them in a big dog cage, so they are protected somewhat but they have access to everything. [​IMG] Going to go back out and check on them now.
     
  3. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of course they can! [​IMG]
     
  4. gale65

    gale65 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They'll probably love it. Remember that hens will have their chicks out on the dirt pecking around from the first couple of days after they're hatched. Ours were closer to 5 weeks when they went out on the dirt (but they never were inside-they were in the coop from day one) but that was only because our run wasn't ready yet.
     
  5. Wildflower_VA

    Wildflower_VA Chillin' With My Peeps

    Just be sure to give them some shade and some cold water. Heat is harder on chicks than cold. They will love pecking in the dirt and probably won't want to come back inside.
     
  6. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You were all right. They loved the outdoors. [​IMG]
     
  7. humpbacks1962

    humpbacks1962 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took mine out to the garden for the first time at 2 weeks of age! The loved eating ants and worms...
     
  8. tiny529

    tiny529 Chillin' With My Peeps

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