I’m new to all of this...

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Jenperry, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. Jenperry

    Jenperry In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2018
    Port orchard, WA
    I have never had chickens before and am so excited to begin this journey. My chicks are almost 3 weeks old,from what the lady at the store said. How old should they be before I let them live in their coop? They are inside now.
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams

    G’Day from down under Jenperry :frow Welcome and Congratulations! :clap

    Your climate is something to consider with the transition to coop decision; including your general location on your profile will assist others. Location, climate, season etc can be important factors when members are responding to any questions you may have and vice versa.

    General rule of thumb, when they are fully feathered.

    I do hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    BYC has Topic of the Week discussions which I have found to be a great resource, informative and sometimes entertaining; so definitely worth checking out. This one in particular may be of assistance:
    Topic of the Week - Raising Chicks

    If you would like to share Pictures and Stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out ;)
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    If your weather isn't really cold, they could probably move to their coop when they are 8 weeks old and fully feathered out. It would help considerably if we knew what your present temperatures are like.

    A lot of us have been suffering from very low temps, snow, or icy conditions from a winter that seemingly has no intention of departing.
  4. Farmgal101

    Farmgal101 Songster

    May 29, 2017
    Welcome to BYC!!Glad to have you here...We are glad answering any questions you have.:)You should let your chickens into the coop when they start feathering,that was around week 8 for me and there all grown up and almost 2 years old now,it can be different for some breeds just watch for feathering!!...:welcome
  5. penny1960

    penny1960 Going back to La La Land

    Dec 29, 2015
    Mossyrock, WA
    do you already have a coop ? Welcome to backyard Chickens, they will not need heat one they have feathers before then they may want a heating pad to crawl under
  6. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
  7. 007Sean

    007Sean Pheasant Whisperer

    Oct 25, 2015
    South Central Texas
    Howdy :welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
  8. rjohns39

    rjohns39 Addict

    Aug 20, 2015
    Smith County, TN
    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us :ya
  9. Plip

    Plip Free Ranging

    Apr 28, 2010
    NW Washington State
    Welcome to BYC! Great to have you here!

    As @drumstick diva said, "fully feathered" is the key. And by then, still a month or so away for you, hopefully spring with have taken hold and warmed things up.
  10. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki Egg Pusher

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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