Help Please

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lakelyzard, May 26, 2016.

  1. lakelyzard

    lakelyzard Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 11, 2014
    I have baby chicks that I hope can go out to the coop at 4 weeks old, is that possible. It is in the 80's during the day and 60's at night. I want to take tem out at 3 weeks in a kennel and get them use to the outside and get my other hens use to them, is that a good idea
  2. Stecha15

    Stecha15 New Egg

    May 26, 2016
    3 weeks is a tad early in my opinion.

    My 5 week girls were together briefly in the same brooder as my 3 week youngins for about a week before i took them all outside. The slightly older birds keep them warm outside so all is going well. They are now 7 and 5 weeks, and i just got some late hatchlings about 3 days now. They are coming with me on vacation!
  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    4 week olds can easily go out into a predator proof coop at those temperatures without supplementation.

    As for introducing, it is a trial and error thing.
    Lots of space and multiple feed/water stations.

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