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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 11, 2016
    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 I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    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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