Coop ready!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 15lparker, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. 15lparker

    15lparker Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 1 week old chicks, this is also my FIRST flock of chickies, when should I put them out in the outside/inside coop??
     
  2. BarredBuff

    BarredBuff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In summer I wait til 3 weeks old............. but thats just me

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  3. ThinkingChickens

    ThinkingChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We started putting our babies out at four weeks and still brought them in at night. They started staying out fully at five weeks. It's definitely personal preference though one week might be a tad young.
     
  4. linben

    linben Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Picture of coop please. I love to look at coops....
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have a brooder coop. I put their brooder cage in it with their feed and water and a heat lamp at night. For their first week in their coop I keep the pop door shut. After a week and if the outdoor temp is good I open it and let them go out on their own. Sometimes it will take a few days before one will venture out then eventually the rest will follow. [​IMG]
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    Last edited: Jun 29, 2011
  6. chickenbythesea

    chickenbythesea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we do things a bit different here... mine went out into their coop at 3 days, with a heat lamp of course. They've been out there having a ball and we've had no problems, even with the miserable spring we've had. They're 2.5 weeks and loving life... we put the lamp down low and have simply been raising it as they get bigger and the weather improves. The last 2 days we've been able to have the lamp of for the day light hours. hope this helps
     

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