chicks will be 6 weeks old wednesday may 13th can they go out in run.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueseal, May 9, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have 17 chicks in all. i still have a 100 watt light on them 24/7 in the coop. there mostly feathersed all but a couple smaller chicks. i built a 12ft long by 6ft wide by 4 ft high run for them . so they can go out side during the day. made from a 50ft roll of 1inch mesh poultry netting and i covered the top of the run with the wire also to keep out chicken hawks. just in case. they have never bothered the bigger flock. but u never know with the litle ones. so when should i start letting them out in the run.
     
  2. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Absolutely!!! They will love it.
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Will they be with older chickens? If they are by themselves, they'll be fine.
     
  4. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they are by themselves.
     
  5. DixieDame67

    DixieDame67 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blueseal, I'm Sooo glad i read this post...i have 17 around 6 wk old chicks to, I'm about ready to pull my hair out and someone IS pulling out my pair of polish top hat feathers, there BALD ! cept for a few sprigs lol So today i got out and cleaned out the swing set coop , lined the inside of it about 1 foot from actual wiring for extra protection from preditors, and tomorrow they ARE going outside, my swingset coop i put half a floor , sorta like a loft, i have a heat light hanging in case there is a cool night , but i to was wondering if they were ready, but they have outgrown there playpen, getting out all the time, my spare bedroom looks and smells like poopieville, i got newspapers scattered everywhere....and they don't seem to care for my gosling i rescued [​IMG] But good luck !!!!


    Dixie [​IMG]
     
  6. ThreeBoysChicks

    ThreeBoysChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add - Do you have your lawn chairs ready and perhaps an umbrella for the hours and hours you will sit there watching them?
     

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