If I get chicks in March, when will it be safe to start taking them outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WingedFish, Jan 12, 2013.

  1. WingedFish

    WingedFish Out Of The Brooder

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    If things go as planned, I will get day old chicks (standard sizes) in March. The question is, when is the age that I should start taking them outside and then completely move them outside? I'm based in Columbus, OH so the winter will start winding down by then.
     
  2. rollkeeg877

    rollkeeg877 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i take them out when they don't hardly need light anymore i wean them into going outside its mostly when they have feathers on there backs
     
  3. chickenladylaur

    chickenladylaur Out Of The Brooder

    I know that where you are is a little bit warmer than where I am in Massachusetts so I'm not completely sure. I think the most important thing to go by is just watching the chicks. When you think it might be warm enough, you could take a few out. If they seem to be walking around comfortably rather than shivering or huddling together they should probably be fine. Good luck!
     

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