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How old do baby chicks have to be to live outside?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by animal man, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. animal man

    animal man Hatching

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    My chicks are about 4 weeks old now and i want to know how old they have to be to live out side?
     

  2. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Songster

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    If it is relatively warm weather, you should wait until they are almost fully feathered to put them outside. Have fun with your chicks!
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2017
  3. PastaChickenBoo

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    It depends. About six weeks is good for them to start living in a coop.
     
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  4. cabincreations

    cabincreations In the Brooder

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    Mine go out to the coop as day olds in a brooder out there with a light. We still have a foot or so of snow on the ground, the temps are still down to -15C, I am in Northern Ontario...and I have chicks out there :) They are not as delicate as you think...a good draft free brooder in an insulated henhouse...with a heat light 18" above, deep litter...they are fine. They do hover under the light but they become very hardy chickens
     

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