I'm ready....are they?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by yfchoice, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. yfchoice

    yfchoice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2008
    Sandy, Utah
    My 4 soon-to-be 10 weeks old girls have been free ranging in the backyard during the day and coming indoors to their brooder at nite while the coop is being built.

    The coop is finished!!!!! Pics posted soon. With a cold snap coming.....low 30's at nite, 50's during the day, chance of snow.....are they ready to be out permanently? I don't have any heat source set up but can be easily remedied. Just wondering if 4 dry girls can keep warm enough without extra heat. They will be dry and draft free.
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    I would think that they are plenty big enough. I have 8 wk olds that have been outside for 3 weeks. I do have a heat light that i leave on if the temps get down below 50 or so at night. They bunch up on cold nights but seem very happy. Good Luck
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    They should be more than ready, especially if you have been weaning them off their heat lamp gradually.

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