feathers and putting them outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kent e, May 18, 2009.

  1. kent e

    kent e Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 1, 2009
    Hi, I'm sure this question is asked from every chicken newbie but when can I put the chickens outside???

    I've had the chicks for about 3.5 weeks, I don't know how old they were when I got them but they looked like cute tiny chicks. Now nearly all of them have feathers everywhere except the head, and those are now coming in too. I saw one fly vertically about 2 feet in the air, which tells me it's got a hefty amount of decent feathers.

    What's your recommendation, thanks!
  2. JakRat

    JakRat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
    I had the same questions today. The answer I got was that around 4- 5 weeks and to leave the heat lamp on a bit... I have let mine run around a bit outside to let them get used to being out there. Once it gets warmer it is always better so I have been told. I hope this has helped!

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