Chick question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by IcarusSomnio, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. IcarusSomnio

    IcarusSomnio Songster

    Apr 27, 2010
    Vernon County, MO
    I have a bunch of chicklets, roughly 20 days old now. They have wing feathers, but the rest if fluff. Day time temps have been 85-90 and nighttime in the mid to low 80's. Would it be safe to put them outside during the day, given the current temps? They'd have constant access to food, water, and shelter, of course. I was thinking of just putting the cage completely in the shade, plus another shaded area, just to be safe. It can get pretty hot under the sun.
  2. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Songster

    Oct 16, 2009
    I would be happy with the daytime temperature, but be sure to provide plenty of water and bring them in at night,

  3. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I think that sounds fine. Just be sure they can't get out and lost, or nothing can get in and eat them.

    Imp- And post pix

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