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how many weeks does it take for standards to get all there feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blueseal, May 4, 2009.

  1. blueseal

    blueseal Chillin' With My Peeps

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  2. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are a week old and they only have their wing feathers.
     
  3. lisahaschickens

    lisahaschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    average is about 8 weeks
     
  4. william9792

    william9792 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    it takes about 8 weeks, but they can go out on warm days for a little while when they are 4 weeks of age. william
     
  5. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My BSL's went outside 24/7 at three weeks. Two weeks later and doing fine.

    Mine must not be fully feathered, but they have a lot of feathers.
     
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  6. chickenguysmom

    chickenguysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine went out at 3 weeks with only wing, tail and chest feathers but they went with the broody hen. At four weeks they still sleep under her which is hilarious because they are large breed and she is a silkie/cochin x so she is a medium size chicken. Those 2 chicks at 4 weeks are about 1/2 as big as she is. It looks like she is riding them. Very funny!
     
  7. howtogrowanegg

    howtogrowanegg Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    Since most of you are down south ... what are your temperatures like ... during the day and night?

    I've read that temperatures should be no less than 65 degrees. I've got 40 degree nights still in Vermont and concerned that I still need to wait. Or is having a 250 heat lamp OK with 40 degree nights?

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  8. codybird

    codybird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lately been 80's during the day and 65ish at night.

    I would think that the more chicks you have, the warmer they could keep each other.
     
  9. C_Dzchicks

    C_Dzchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    At a week old I took the corral, lamp and water outside and sit and read while they scratch around in the grass. I only leave them out for an hour or two though and you have to watch them b/c they are still helpless against predators.
     
  10. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:You did not say how old yours are, but they should be fine with a heat lamp at 40 degrees. Might want to have two in case a bulb burns out.
     

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