how long to keep chicks in a brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WRRgator, Jan 24, 2009.

  1. WRRgator

    WRRgator Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 5, 2009
    I will be getting some day old chicks in Feb, and I am wondering about how long they will need to be in a brooder with the heat lamp.
  2. tackyrama

    tackyrama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2008
    Central Minnesota USA
    Depending on the weather and your coop conditions about 4 to 6 weeks. I just go by how they are feathering out. Around here Feb. is not a good time of year to put young chickens in a coop if it is not heated.
  3. Chickenaddict

    Chickenaddict Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 19, 2008
    East Bethel MN
    I'd say about 2 months or so this time of year. I have a hard time "letting go" so i don't put them out til spring
  4. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    4 to 6 weeks is the normal time frame. But not untill they are completely feathered out. [​IMG]

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