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help on age

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by appleeye, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. appleeye

    appleeye Out Of The Brooder

    May 27, 2007
    at what age can you put young chicks on the ground in a run.i am new at being a chicken dad.i am buying two banty cochans that are 8 weeks old.they have been kept on a shelf on the back porch.
  2. Keshiaandadam

    Keshiaandadam Cooped Up

    Jun 2, 2007
    they are plenty old enough at 8 weeks old we have 7 week old Buff orpington pullets and they have been doing it since week 4
  3. Whirlwind

    Whirlwind Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2007
    Tuttle, Oklahoma
    Yep they are old enough. Mine have been on the ground since 1 week old with their momma.[​IMG]

    They will love it!!!!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 9, 2007
  4. annrich

    annrich Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 27, 2007
    Western NY
    We also got our chickens at 8 weeks. They went right in the coop and out in the run. Been there ever since.

    Good Luck
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2007

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