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How do you know when chicks are "fully feathered"?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 1st-time-flock, Nov 6, 2013.

  1. 1st-time-flock

    1st-time-flock In the Brooder

    Dec 8, 2012
    I have 6 barred rock pullets, about 5 or 6 weeks old. They seem mostly feathered out but still have some fuzz around the neck. They are in a crate in the garage but stinkin it up! When can i move them permanently out to the coop? Already getting down to 40's and 30's some at nights here in Missouri.

  2. jetdog

    jetdog Songster

    Jun 18, 2013
    I waited until they were 8 weeks and even then they had the fluffy stuff around their heads.
  3. mamacita0804

    mamacita0804 In the Brooder

    Oct 30, 2013
    Celeste, TX

    I am not sure the age or breed of my chicks, However they started stinking up so I did my research and tried putting them outside - I'm in process of building a coop so for now they using dog house for 'warmth' - I'm in Texas and it gets low 40s at night, not only my chicks are doing fine w the cold but they seem to be so much happier outside.

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