Fully feathered?? Can they stay out??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lyssa456, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. lyssa456

    lyssa456 New Egg

    Mar 22, 2016

    These are my chickens, they are all 3 1/2-5 weeks old. Would you say they are fully feathered and can stay outside permanently? We have a coop that locks up and it's about 60-70 during the day and 30-40 at night. Their container we keep them in in our garage is just getting too crowded with how big they are.
  2. mrv19

    mrv19 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2016
    I think daytime temps are absolutely fine, but night time ones a bit cool for the 3 1/2 week olds without a place to warm up. Im in the exact dilemna as you, so ill be adding some heat for just a couple weeks for my 3 week olds
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    They'll need supplemental heat until the chest and back are feathered in. A few still have a few more weeks before they will be 'fully feathered.' If a heat lamp in the coop is a concern, you can set them up with a heating pad, instead.

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