Feathered chics

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by tkolnik, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    Hello all, i am brand new to this site but from recent google searches i was able to obtain some info from BYC so i decided to join up. A question i have is i just got into the chicken raising and have ten chics. At what point are they able to leave their brood box (7 sq ft) and move to the coop that i have built for them. Any advice is much appreciated. Thank you
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! Great question - I think it is generally recommended that chicks can leave the brooder and be without a heat source somewhere around the 4-6 week range. That may alter somewhat depending on your climate. That and other chick questions can be answered in the wonderful articles in the following section of the Learning Center: https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks
    Best wishes and enjoy your poultry journey!! [​IMG]
     
  3. birdwrangler057

    birdwrangler057 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello! And :welcome

    I would say at 4-6 weeks, or when they have completely grown their feathers in. That's how I did it.

    Good luck!
     
  4. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    Thank you so much for the reply
     
  5. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    Thanks for joining us! What breed of chicks do you have?
     
  6. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    Thanks for the info.
     
  7. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    I have 8 rhode island reds and two little black ones that are a cross breed of a rhode island red and i cant remember what else. I just remember they are suppose to be good laying chickens
     
  8. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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    I would guess those are black sex links...they are good layers!
     
  9. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    That sounds right. Im glad they are good layers. Im really excited about this process. I have built them a really nice coop with a run and plan on letting them do a little free range. Im a little nervous but just want to do everything possible to give them all the best chance for the greatest success
     
  10. tkolnik

    tkolnik Just Hatched

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    I really appreciate the advice and info
     

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