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Chicks Outside

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

  1. greenmachine18

    greenmachine18 Hatching

    May 17, 2010
    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 Songster

    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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