Fully feathered?? Can they stay out??

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

  1. lyssa456

    lyssa456 New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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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