how old to go outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by camaro10, May 17, 2010.

  1. camaro10

    camaro10 In the Brooder

    May 1, 2010
    Bucksport, Maine
    This is my first time raising chicks. My 15 BR's ( all survived ) are about 3 weeks old. I live in Maine. How old do they have to be to put them out in the coop at night and do I need a lamp in the coop for warmth? They are growing like crazy everytime at look at them.
  2. I move mine outside at around 3 weeks. They get a heat lamp at night, and during the day only if its cold, windy, or raining. I use a wire brooder and cover it all up at night.

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