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Golden Comet Hens

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by snewsome2, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. snewsome2

    snewsome2 New Egg

    Feb 22, 2016
    I have 14 Golden Comet pullets that are 3+ weeks old. I'd like to move them outside this weekend. There feathers have started to come in. What's everyone's recommendation on moving them to a chicken tractor this weekend? I will keep a heat lamp in the tractor. The temps are suppose to be in the 50-60's during the day and and the high 30's low 40's at night.
  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 11, 2011
    If you're going to put a lamp in the tractor, I'd move them out today! I do all of my brooding outside, and have had newborn chicks straight out of the incubator when we've had single digits!
  3. Sherlock Watson

    Sherlock Watson Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 16, 2016
    Salish Sea Region
    Usually, the safest age to put pullets and cockerels outside all the time is a 5+ weeks. If younger, use the heat lamp. Good luck, they'll love the outdoors.

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