Got my chicks!

lisag1288

Hatching
6 Years
Mar 20, 2013
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Hello from PA. I've been wanting chickens for awhile and last week I finally did it. Have 6 red pullets now that seem to be doing really good. I hate the 6 chick min here, I was hoping to start with four, but I have plenty of family that would love some fresh eggs. Right now I have them inside in an addition that I didn't renovate and don't use....what age should I put them outside? I'm still very nervous about doing something wrong, but they seem happy and healthy. Is it ok to give them a few bugs and worms when the are so young, they really go crazy for waxworms left over from fishing!
 

1muttsfan

Up Northerner
10 Years
Mar 26, 2011
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Upper Peninsula Michigan
Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan
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Depending on where you are and what your weather is like, chicks may need supplemental heat until they are fully feathered at 6 weeks of age. The Learning Center has a good section on raising chicks.
 

TwoCrows

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10 Years
Mar 21, 2011
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My Coop
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from New Mexico!

You will be glad you got more birds than you originally wanted. I was the same way years ago, and eventually you too WILL want more chickens! Happens to us all. :)

Enjoy BYC!
 

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