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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Firearia, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    My buff orpington chicks are five weeks old and my grandpa wants me to move them out into the coop. So I was wondering, is five weeks old enough to put them out there by thereselves for the rest of their lives? I don't want to let them out of my house yet. [​IMG]

  2. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

    May 3, 2008
    Milan PA
    As long as it is around 70 degrees out they should be fine.
  3. Firearia

    Firearia Songster

    Ok thank you! I guess they'll be going out into the coop. [​IMG]
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    That's 70 degrees AROUND the clock... at night, too. If it drops below that, you'll need some supplemental heat.
  5. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Songster

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Quote:Really? My 4 week olds have been without heat at the breeder and without heat here. It's been 60s in the daytime and 40s at night.

    I was very surprised, and yet the little chicks were running around and acting okay. [​IMG]
  6. PippyChicken

    PippyChicken Songster

    Jul 2, 2009
    Yes 5 weeks old is enough to be put in the coop. [​IMG]
  7. ktown55

    ktown55 In the Brooder

    Nov 24, 2009
    East Tenn..
    Darn...I was wanting to put my chicks out at two weeks old....it's in or about 90 in the day, and sometimes get into the 60's at night..
    I guess i can't put them out yet

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