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How do I know when it's time to move new chicks from garage to coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by NYcue, Apr 3, 2012.

  1. NYcue

    NYcue Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2012
    I purchased 4 barred rocks 5 weeks ago. Currently this little family is located in large container in my garage in upstate NY. The temperature in my garage averages between 65 and 70 degrees and I do have a heat lamp above the container. The chicks are just about all feathered out but the temperature outside is in the low 30's in the morning. I don't wish to heat the outside coop and I'm in no hurry to move them out but I was wondering what would be safe temerature to make this move to the coop?

  2. leonphelps

    leonphelps Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 15, 2011
    Bucks County PA
    second feathers are safest temperature.
  3. NYcue

    NYcue Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 3, 2012
    Thanks for the quick reply but ... I'm sorry I don't understand.
  4. KimKimWilliamso

    KimKimWilliamso Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 11, 2012
    Nanton, AB, Canada
    I THINK they meant to say that as soon as all down feathers are gone, and second set of feathers is fully grown in, they are good to go outside.

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