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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Pommeraniac, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. Pommeraniac

    Pommeraniac Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2009
    Vail, AZ
    I have not been here in a long while as I moved into a neighborhood with a home owners association. I now have sold that house and can keep chickens again. I just bought two little silkie chicks that are about a week old. How long do I need to keep them in the brooder before putting them outside in the coop? I have another 6 coming tomorrow.... I am so EGGCITED I will start getting eggs again... small eggs ... but still eggs.

    Scott Pommeraniac
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    [​IMG] back from TN
  3. #1California Chick

    #1California Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 5, 2008
    SF Bay Area
    [​IMG] Welcome from California!! [​IMG]

    It will depend on the weather and temps in your area?? Generally, the recommendation is that they start out at 95 degrees and you reduce it by 5 degrees a week. On the other hand if you have a sheltered, warm coop they could be put out sooner.
  4. Pommeraniac

    Pommeraniac Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 28, 2009
    Vail, AZ
    Thanks for the information. I live in AZ and our weather here during the day is in the 80's but gets down in the 50's at night.

    Scott Pommeraniac
  5. redoak

    redoak Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Russia, NY
    Welcome back

    Without a heat lamp in the coop you can put them out when they are about 6 weeks old and fully feathered.
  6. chook pen jen

    chook pen jen Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2009
    Collie W.Australia
    [​IMG] great that you can have chooks again [​IMG] I know what its like to be chookless [​IMG] and how good it is to get new ones [​IMG]
  7. n-da-woods

    n-da-woods Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 18, 2009
    North Carolina
    Hello & Welcome back to BYC from NC [​IMG]
  8. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

    Jan 7, 2009
    From Old Town, Maine
  9. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Welcome back, Scott! [​IMG]

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