can my chick live outside yet?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dean10, Dec 28, 2014.

  1. Dean10

    Dean10 Out Of The Brooder

    I have one brahma chick that's about 6 - 7 weeks old. he lives insides in the house with a cage that's open like a bird cage. I don't warm him anymore with a bulb but I put a blanket over his cage at night. he is starting to get messy and naughty. when can I put him outside ????
     
  2. cypressdrake

    cypressdrake Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it's not freezing cold nights he can go out as long as he's got shelter from the wind and rain. under 40 degrees would still be a bit cold for him, but he should be getting some of his feathers together by now. After he's in the cold a bit he will grow feathers faster. I would just keep a close eye on him.
     
  3. ThePRfan

    ThePRfan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No,he isn't ready yet(Almost).
    WAit another 2 weeks maybe.Why?So he can have most of his feathering,and already hit his series of soft molts.
     

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