Cornish Rock... when can they be moved to the coop?

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by JNorth, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. JNorth

    JNorth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    At what age/stage can I move them to our woodshed coop. It's not heated/insulated. Part sand, part gravel floor.

    I'm not comfortable with putting a heat lamp out there but I would also like to get them out of my house. Stinky critters even with frequent bedding/cage cleaning!
     
  2. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    They can go outside at 4 weeks when they have most of their adult feathers.
     
  3. Dubya D

    Dubya D New Egg

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    I moved mine out at 3 weeks. I have them in a 12'x 6' dog kennel w/straw on the floor and a heat lamp. They are doing fine.
     
  4. AgroUrica

    AgroUrica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were moved from their "brooder" at 13 days mainly because they were getting crowded and too warm. Cold is a problem here only for their first week or so. Thereafter it's generally a matter of trying to keep them cool.
     
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    You will not like them in a coop. They make an awful mess
     

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