How OLD?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by topher8547, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. topher8547

    topher8547 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2. 3 1/2 week old barred rock hens I'm in mi and right now at night it gets to about 65 can I put them in a coop? I had 7 road islands that did ok but not sure about the rocks they. Almost have all their feathers only there underbody and head dont
     
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  2. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you decided to join our flock. Barred Rocks are as cold hardy as Rhode Island Reds, so they would probably do okay, but I would personally give them another week to be on the safe side. I normally put my chicks out between 4 and 5 weeks during warm weather. Good luck with your flock.
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us! I agree with the above, give them another week at least. Let them sleep without any extra heat for a night or two and see how they deal with it first and if they are o.k. move them outside.
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    X3 I would wait till they are almost 5 weeks old. Definitely by 5 weeks you can put them out, but you might get away with it at 4 1/2 weeks. I put my Barred Rock chicks out at exactly 5 weeks old this year and they did just fine. Your chicks need to be fully feathered before you can trust they will be warm enough.

    Enjoy your Rocks! My babies are 12 weeks old this week and wow, they are such sweety pies.

    Welcome to our flock!
     
  5. gander007

    gander007 Chicken Obsessed

    Alright [​IMG] great to have you joining the BYC flock [​IMG]





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    These guys went out at 3 weeks but it was a lot warmer here in February then it is where you are now and 10 of them to keep each other warm .....





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    These guys were hatched outside but it gets down to 100 F at night so again you should wait till it is warmer there or your chicks have some feathers but if you start putting them out in the day your chicks will start growing feathers faster to keep warm and if you feed them some hard boiled egg's as I do to aid in feather growth [​IMG]
     
  6. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
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    Mountain Peeps Change is inevitable, like the seasons Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Please make yourself at home and we are here to help.
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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