Chicks in the garden

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by FeatherstoneFrm, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. FeatherstoneFrm

    FeatherstoneFrm Songster

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    I was cleaning out my very overgrown garden today and wondering at what age I can let my chicks scratch around in it. Are there certain plants and weeds I need to worry about?
    They are only 2-3 weeks now and inside in a crate.
    I am also working on cleaning and predator proofing a dog kennel for the coop run so they can spend some time outside.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Crossing the Road

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    My chicks are brooded in a grow out coop, so have access to the ground at a very early age. Prior to using this set up, I took the chicks out for play dates any time the weather was above 60*. They do fine with a bit of wind protection. Of course you need to watch them like a hawk, b/c you can be assured that the hawks and all the other local predators will be watching them as well.
     
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  3. FeatherstoneFrm

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    Great! Thanks. I was sure if they were old enough but it is certainly warm enough to take them out for a short time.
     
  4. schatzi011

    schatzi011 In the Brooder

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    I just bought my chicks yesterday. I think they are only a few days old. If it is above 60 deg F, can I bring them outside?
     
  5. schatzi011

    schatzi011 In the Brooder

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    I've been bringing the chicks out every day, and they're getting more brave now and running around.
     
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