growing up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ivyfaery, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. ivyfaery

    ivyfaery New Egg

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    How old do the chicks have to be when I can permanently put them outside in my barn instead of the brooder.They are 6 1/2 weeks old now:/
     
  2. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm booting mine out as soon as I finish the coop. I'll be installing a heat lamp in it.
     
  3. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Your chicks should just about be fully feathered out by now. What are the temps. there at night and during the day right now?
     
  4. Redhead Hen

    Redhead Hen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put my RIRs out today. I'm in Northeastern Maryland. They are about 5 weeks old and fully feathered.
     
  5. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    When their backs are fully feathered it`s safe. Chicken lungs are located close to the back. Getting the lungs cold on a young bird is trouble.......Pop
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Hello, [​IMG] !

    It depends on your climate, and if you have a heat lamp for them. And how well feathered they are.

    Got details, pics?
     

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