hatchlings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peepcluck, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. peepcluck

    peepcluck Out Of The Brooder

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    I am a newbee. We are going to pick up some chicks and it is the beginning of winter here in Houston Texas. I plan to keep the chicks inside until they are ready of outdoors. I hope to have a coop by that time. About how long will that take? I understand at a certain age I can take them out supervised to scratch and such....
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome
    Glad you joined the flock. The above link is a great article on raising chicks. Depending on weather conditions I would wait till chicks are fully feathered before moving them outdoors and are weaned off the heat. New hatchlings can become too cold very quickly and it can be a killer for them. They should be about 6 weeks depending on the breed. Some feather up quicker some a little later.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your new chicks and enjoy BYC :frow
     

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