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

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by animal man, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. animal man

    animal man New Egg

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    I am raising six chicks in they are about 4 weeks old now and I am wondering how old they have to be to live outside here are some pictures of my chicks[​IMG]
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    1 day old. In the wild they are born outside. They use the heat of their mothers.
     
  3. peopleRanimals2

    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Only if they have a heat source outside.
     
  5. animal man

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    peopleRanimals2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, that's ok. People answered anyway :)
     
  7. rubyedmonds

    rubyedmonds Just Hatched

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    (I am sorry if you have already gotten this answer, I also apologize if my advice wouldn't apply to your situation[​IMG])

    If they don't have a mother with them, you should probably wait anywhere around 4.5-5.5 weeks. Let them grow their feathers so they won't be cold. The image you provided seems to show that their feathers are almost all the way grown in.

    Good luck!
     

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