Can my babies go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zimmy, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. zimmy

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    It's a warm, summery day, I think in the mid-eighties. Feels around the same as the inside of the brooder... My three babies are almost 2 weeks old (are they BIG or what?!), and I was wondering if I'd be killing them to lay down a towel outside (if they feel like sitting on a towel [​IMG] ) and let them explore a little. They don't get to do that too much in the house... Mom's a little nuts over the poopie...


    And none of the cats are out right now!

    So, would it bad bad to bring them outside this early?
     
  2. Arklady

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    I would not do it but if you really want to you can put them in a small circular pen with you baby sitting them for an hour. But for me they just don't need to be outside without their clothes on... ie: feathers. Lol

    Does that help?

    Arklady
     
  3. Newchickenmom&kids

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    I took mine out and they loved it!! Just make sure they are well protected and supervise them!! I used a small piece of chicken wire and made a small circle with it and put them in! It was neat!! I also put their water in too!
     
  4. mlheran

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    When my chicks were about two and a half weeks old I took them out in a "playpen" for a little while, and they really loved it. I would suggest only taking them out when it is:

    -warm
    -not windy or wet
    -protected (in a pen/fence of some kind -they can scatter and run fast!)

    Also, don't over-do it and leave them out for a long time. But if you have a half hour to spend on the grass with them, you both will really enjoy it. And be sure to leave their brooder light/heat on so it will still be warm when you bring them back in.

    Be safe and have fun! [​IMG]
     
  5. zimmy

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    Thanks guys :3 Don't worry, I can't overdo it. And I don't think I'll have any problems with them scattering-they usually all group together (usually by me, yay!) when they go somewhere new. It's kind of cute, actually.

    There's not a bad cloud in the sky, it's not windy, and it's definately warm enough [​IMG]

    Okay, I'll figure something out for a little pen. I'm off to visit thee -trumpets blare- OUTDOORS!
     

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