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Is it OK to move out wyndotte chick about 5~6 week old with coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hwppq, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. hwppq

    hwppq Hatching

    Sep 9, 2011
    My wyndotte chick is about 5~6 week old. Is it OK to move it out with coop. I am in Seattle, rainy recently and the temp is about 10 degree (C) or 52 degrees (F) at night.

  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    If its feathers are in then you are ok to move it at those temperatures. I should add that I assume your coop is windproof and that the chick won't be moved in with adults?
  3. hwppq

    hwppq Hatching

    Sep 9, 2011
    You are right. The coop is windproof and no adult in coop.
    Thank you for your reply.

  4. kittykat01

    kittykat01 In the Brooder

    Sep 4, 2011
    I moved my little ones (buff sussex) outside at 5 weeks old with no problems It was about 10-13 degrees C at night here, and I put them in a dog crate within the coop. Your chicks should be fine. [​IMG]
  5. Animalian

    Animalian Songster

    Jun 18, 2011
    I had my pair outside in winter at 5 weeks. I set up an extra roost in a nest box and hung up a 'curtain' so they could sit in there and have a smaller space to heat up to sleep in.

    Now it's everyone's favourite nest box because of the 'privacy curtain' LOL
  6. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    Will this one chick be alone? I think with more than one they tend to huddle together for warmth and comfort. I'm not so sure about just one. Seems like it would be a lot colder and/or scared than with buddies.

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