How old ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Wyandotte96, Dec 31, 2012.

  1. Wyandotte96

    Wyandotte96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old can you put chicks outside? Could they live outside in april when they are like 10 weeks or a little bit less without getting sick they would be in an enclosed wooden pen with an attached run.


    thanks,

    Corey
     
  2. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when they are fully feathered/ nerly as this will give them all the protection they need [​IMG]
     
  3. BuffOrpington88

    BuffOrpington88 Non-Stop

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    In most cases, the chicks can go outside when they have most of their adult feathers. Usually, this is around four weeks. They will probably be fine. Before you put them outside permanently, make sure to let them out before for a few hours for a couple days. It would be best if the temperature was above 60 degrees Fahrenheit.
     
  4. 101chickenlover

    101chickenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    as long as it is not cold and they are a month old they can go outside as long as the other chickens can not harm them they should be fine
     
  5. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, they would be fine in this case.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    10 weeks with protection from the weather-sounds good to me! Just make sure they have plenty of good feed and water.
     
  7. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Agree 10 weeks is fine as long as they have shelter.
     
  8. localri

    localri Out Of The Brooder

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    I am wondering the same thing. What part of the country are you in?
     
  9. Wyandotte96

    Wyandotte96 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm in northern Ohio
     

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