IS it ok to take the chicks outside a while?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PeuAPeu, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. PeuAPeu

    PeuAPeu Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2012
    Here in Alabama it is pretty warm these days. About in the high 80s. My chicks are about a week old. I was thinking about taking the chicks outside during the day some and then bring them back in at night. Is this ok? I am in the process of building their coop and run and should have it done this week. Right now, during the day, I open my windows and the doors and the chicks are in a playpen. I have lots of light but the breeze comes through the windows and screen door. They seem just perfect and seem to behaving the time of their life in the playpen. I have been changing out their flooring every morning. I lay down new newspaper and then throw in some dried leaves. They like scratching around in it. I put new feed and water in there when I change the floor out. Is it ok to take them outdoors after a couple weeks and let them play in their run for a little while?
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
    My Coop
    With those high day time temps it should be fine to let them play in their new run for a while.

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