In michigan when to bring 6 week old chicks outside

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  1. BernieIV

    BernieIV New Egg

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    Currently i have 4 americana and 6 austrolorps at night its getting down into the twentys but inside the coop i have constructed it can get in the high 50's even low 60s during those cold times would it be okay to start to bring them outside
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs I Wanna Be A Cowboy Premium Member

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    If you have them acclimated to those temperatures they will be okay, though I would provide extra heat at night until it gets a bit warmer. I will often put the young ones out in the coop to goof off and get used to it during the day, than return them to the brooder at night for a few weeks, than when I leave them out they aren't frightened.
     

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