Is 2wks too young to put them outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by j1koo, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. j1koo

    j1koo In the Brooder

    Aug 7, 2013
    My chicks are 2 wks old. I live in Spain, so the temperature of the outside living area is 87F and at night it dips to about 73F. Would they be ok outside, if I put the heat lamp in there for the night?

  2. mattsinger

    mattsinger Songster

    Mar 9, 2013
    Davison, MI
    I would think as long as they have the heat lamp to go to if they get cold....they should be fine.
  3. write2caroline

    write2caroline Songster

    Jun 21, 2009
    So long as they have a place to get warm. Outside is nice. I live in Florida but as soon as they are feathered out I get them out into their coop. I don't give them run of the run because I had cats that got some of my chooks that I thought were big enough and clearly the cats found they were prey. Usually, my cats outside leave the chickens alone and didn't harm them but I guess my chooks were too tempting. They got three of them before I locked them back up into the coop to grow up more.

    My chicks have always preferred less heat and I have heard that once they are older they feather out faster when it is cooler than the brood box under the heat lamps. If you use heat lamps out doors be very careful with the set up and safety.


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