how old to go outside

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

  1. camaro10

    camaro10 Out Of The Brooder

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    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. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    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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