counting down the minutes till the move to the coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AEJEfarm, Jun 9, 2016.

  1. AEJEfarm

    AEJEfarm Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 25, 2016
    I am seriously considering putting these chickies outside on saturday into the coop for good.they are feathered out, except for a very few down feathers sticking out on the back of their necks. they have been without any supplemental head for a week and a half, and as of today are 5 weeks and 2 days old. any reason why they should continue to stay inside in my brooder? attached are pictures of the chicks as well as the forecast for my area. should I wait or pull the trigger?




  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    you can put them out and just see how they do
  3. azygous

    azygous Flock Master

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Go ahead. I see no earthly reason why they won't adapt spectacularly. They will think they've gone to heaven!
  4. Folly's place

    Folly's place True BYC Addict

    Sep 13, 2011
    southern Michigan
    x3! Out with them! They are more than ready for the larger world. Mary
  5. My chicks have been living in the coop since five days old. Feathered Chicks are ready at that age and need too get out and start being chickens. They will love it !
    Mine have had access to the run also and they are four weeks old. Totally off heat. Rain or shine the pop door is opened at 7 am every morning and the little monsters are excited to get outside and be chickens. I have 32 and don't really give it much thought.?
    If they get cold they all run back into the coop.
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2016
  6. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Jun 18, 2010
    Southern Oregon
    Nope, they'll be fine. I just booted a similar age bracket from the grow out pen (with a heat lamp at night) to the totally unheated pen and they're doing great. They actually love the freedom [​IMG]

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