First time out of the pen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by seminolewind, Nov 8, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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    I waited till a half hour before dark, and let them out on the lawn, and sat with them. OH what joy they were saying. New bugs, new things to taste. Love it.
     
  2. First-time-raising

    First-time-raising In the Brooder

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    How old are they?
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress

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    3 are 8 weeks old, one is 25 weeks old.
     
  4. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher In the Brooder

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    It's in the 70's here. Can my weejk old chicks go outside?
     
  5. greenmulberry

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    Quote:You can let them outside for some supervised playtime in the day, but I would still be having week old chicks come inside at night. I presume the 70s is during the day? If they huddle up, you will know they are cold.

    Stray cats, and rats, possoms, ect. will make an easy meal of a week old chick.
     
  6. terry the teacher

    terry the teacher In the Brooder

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    Thanks. Yes, it's 70 during the day. I'd be afraid to leave them outside at night. I'm going to keep them in the classroom for right now.
     

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