ChickenLovr

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
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Well I don't have chicks yet, and I'm really new to registering to this forum (but I have been researching here) but I was wondering when your suppose to move your chickens from the brooder and into a chicken coop?
 

biretta

Songster
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Jun 7, 2007
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I've moved mine outside at 5 or 6 weeks of age when they're pretty well feathered out. This past fall I did use a heat lamp as it had gotten pretty cold.
 

ibpboo

Where Chickens Ride Horses
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Jul 9, 2007
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I don't remember exactly how old chicks are when they are fully feathered. Its been awhile since I've had baby chicks, but I have some right now, they are 11 days old. What I do is slowly condition them for the move outside by putting them out during the day without the light. It is currently 60* during the day now and they can stay out all day now. Today was the 4th day out all day, then I bring them back into the house into their cardboard box, and I turn the light on a little later for the night. I have a 60 watt white light bulb.
Welcome to BYC!
 

CarriBrown

Crowing
Premium Feather Member
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Jan 21, 2007
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Quote:Pretty much, but it all depends on how warm of days and nights you're having. I do the same thing ibpboo does. Eventually, they just settle in for the night and you don't have to bring them inside.
 

ChickenLovr

Hatching
11 Years
Mar 31, 2008
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Its been.... (temerature wise) maybe in the 40's to 50's at night (rarely the 40's though) around here and in the afternoons its been getting up to the low 80's.
 
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