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How old do chicks have to be untill i can let the go outside for a bit

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by frankie5316, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Songster

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    any one know the answer?
     
  2. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    depends on the climate, here its been in the 70's off and on , mostly on. i took ours outside at 2 weeks it was not windy and it was warm on that day. to me it really is a weather question.
     
  3. frankie5316

    frankie5316 Songster

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    o ok. thanks. do u know how to tell if a hen is broody?
     
  4. countryboy

    countryboy Songster

    Oct 31, 2007
    no sorry not that experienced with broodys, feather loss is one sign
     
  5. Iluvmychickens

    Iluvmychickens Songster

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    I can tell by the bawk bawk bawk bawk constantly pacing back & forth then in the nest they go and stay there


    DeeDee
     
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    A broody will do one thing - SIT, and if you try mess with her - she will GROWL and be VERY unhappy in general.
     
  7. Marlinchaser

    Marlinchaser Songster

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    You can take chicks out when it is warm enough that they will not get too cold. they need 90-95 then 5-7 degrees less each week, so if your in the middle of the summer in Texas, they can be outside immeadiatly. If winter in NY they cant go out till fully feathered.


    the broodie you will know, if you reach in nest box and you get attacked, you have a broodie
     
  8. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
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    I took mine out at 2 weeks for a little bit. We were having weather in the 80s and I kept them in the sunny part.
     
  9. greysandy

    greysandy In the Brooder

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    I took mine out when they were 8 days old in 78 degree weather for 20 minutes. They had soooooo much fun and slept really hard for the rest of the afternoon. Here they are:

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