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How Old Should They Be?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hobobrando, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old should my chicks be before I can take them outside for the first time? And how old before they can get treats?
     
  2. Drea_Dee

    Drea_Dee Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicks were only a couple days old when I got them and I let them go outside when they were about a week old.. but ofcourse I made sure the weather was really nice and I sat out there with them so they could be extra supervised!! I think its a good bonding experience..plus when I'd walk around the garden they'd follow me they are now a month old and still do.. and as far as treats go I don't think it really matters too much!! but maybe someone can give you a better idea since I'm still kind of a beginner [​IMG] but all my chicks are happy and healthy so I guess I did something right lol
     
  3. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    i wouldnt take them outside till they a week old.an if you have chick grit for them you can give emm small amounts of treats at 7 to 10 days old.
     
  4. hobobrando

    hobobrando Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks they are 5 days old so I will wait till Wendsday. As for the treats will any worm I dig up be fine for them or do I need to get them from the pet store?
     
  5. wynedot55

    wynedot55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 28, 2007
    dugg up worms will be good for them to eat.
     
  6. fowlplay

    fowlplay Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it safe to take week old chicks out without confinement?
    I would be worried they'd take off and I'd lose them????
     
  7. 31665

    31665 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ya How do you keep 20 chicks in 1 place?
     

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