Can my chicks go outside?

Mental Oriental

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I have 2 chicks and was wondering if I am able to put them outside? They would be in a chicken house inside our shed, I have a brooder but the shed does not have electricity so would the brooder be necessary? I live in the UK the temperature during the day is around 18 degrees and about 6 degrees at night? At the moment they are in the spare room with a brooder but was hoping to get them out of the house ASAP. Thanks.
 

Mr MKK FARMS

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Fierlin1182

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Hi and :welcome

Your chickens should be able to go outside when they're about 6 weeks old.
In the winter our temperatures here are similar, and we turned off the brooder light at about 3-4 weeks.
Your best indicators are the chickens themselves, if you put them outside and they squeak loudly and cuddle together, then they are cold.
 

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