How much longer until I can go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jbeanblake, May 15, 2011.

  1. jbeanblake

    jbeanblake Hatching

    May 3, 2011
    This is Ethel, she is approx 6-7 weeks old. Wondering if anyone has an idea when she will be fully feathered and ready to go out at night. Thanks!!

  2. Domestic_goddess

    Domestic_goddess Songster

    Mar 26, 2009
    I put my chicks outside at 4 weeks and they have done very well. I kept I light on them for a few weeks, but at around 6 weeks they weren't even sleeping under the light and so I turned it off, and they have done great!
  3. LilyD

    LilyD Songster

    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    I am not an expert but she looks good to me.
    what is the temp like outside right now?
    At 6 to 7 weeks they should be able to handle temperatures under 70 degrees so as long as it isn't super cold or wet they should be able to go outside during the day and maybe have a heat light at night if you think it's going to be cold enough.

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