Golden Comet Hens

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

  1. snewsome2

    snewsome2 New Egg

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    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

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    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

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    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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