Can they go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mastiffs07, Mar 21, 2016.

  1. mastiffs07

    mastiffs07 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2014
    I'm getting three 7 week old babies tomorrow. They are fully feathered. Currently the are in a basement without heat. I live in CT. Can they go outside all the time?
  2. ftfarmer22

    ftfarmer22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 3, 2016
    I definitely wouldn't free range yet, still way to young. Wait till they are at least 3 months, then they should be ready. As far as just having them live outside (as in live in a coop or pen outside), yes they are most definitely ready to get out there. I would move them out ASAP. My 7 week old chickens have been outside since I got them (3 days old), with only a heat lamp, and they did great. I moved them into there own coop at 5 weeks old, and my other 5 week old chicks at only 3 weeks old. Hope all this info helped and best of luck to you and your babies[​IMG]

  3. mastiffs07

    mastiffs07 Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 30, 2014
    Thank you. They have a coop and secure run they will be in. I know they can't free range yet and we have a hawk hanging out recently so I wouldn't
  4. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

    Feb 25, 2014
    Northwestern Wyoming
    My Coop
    I start my chicks outside with a heating pad. That's it. We are in Northern Wyoming and temps out in the run where their brooder is ranged from the teens to the twenties when I brooded 3 batches out there. This year as soon as these chicks in the incubator are dry and fluffy, out they'll go too.
  5. NewChickener784

    NewChickener784 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2016
    I am New to the board here. Live in south central Iowa. I have 8 pullets, 6 RIR and 2 Buffs. They're approximately 2 weeks old, feathers seem to be in. [​IMG]

    Are they ready to be moved to the coop/house outdoors? They're calling for rain/sleet later this week.

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