Chicks Outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by greenmachine18, May 17, 2010.

  1. greenmachine18

    greenmachine18 New Egg

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    How old should the chicks be before we put them outside in a coop? The coop is a fairly large shed, and at night it is in the 30s-40s. We will have a heat lamp out there too.
     
  2. bigstack

    bigstack Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 4, 2010
    Texarkana, TX
    I would not put them out before they are fully feathered. They cannot retain body heat with out full feathers! Mine were about 8-10 weeks old.
    Make sure there are absolutely no breezes/drafts able to get to them at night!

    Good Luck and God Bless!
     

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