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

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    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?

    thanks!!!
     
  2. leonphelps

    leonphelps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    second feathers are safest temperature.
     
  3. NYcue

    NYcue Out Of The Brooder

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

    KimKimWilliamso Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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