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Four week old silkies outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bappl, Apr 20, 2016.

  1. bappl

    bappl Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have two four week old silkie chicks. If the outside temp is in the 80's, can they safely be outside without a heat lamp? Are they old enough to not have a heat lamp inside my garage where their brooder is?
     
  2. SuperChickRuth

    SuperChickRuth Out Of The Brooder

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    I'd say they're diffidently old enough to be outside, just got to make sure it's warm enough. I'd keep the heat lamp in the garage still. Just a little longer!
     
  3. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    At 4 weeks they should be used to 70-80 degrees if you have stepped down the heat and raised your lamp. I wouldn't use it anymore during the day. At night it depends on what they are used to and what temperature it is in the brooder. I will usually run the light for another week or two at night unless it's warmer than the temperature they should be at.
     

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