Is it okay to keep 3 week old chicks outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sunnibunny99, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've made a chicken coop, it has a small house for them, and a fence around it, the fence is strong, i know none of them can get out.

    In the house theres a heat lamp and pine shavings they can burrow in, we've kept them inside for their whole life, and my mom thinks its ok to leave them outside tonight.


    They already have wing feathers and tail feathers and a few of them are growing their normal feathers already.


    I just want to know its okay to leave them outside tonight, i know its safe outside and everything but im worried about warmth and everything [​IMG]

    Please help, its almost nighttime!


    Sunni [​IMG]
     
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    With a heat light with them they will be fine. I move mine outside around 2 weeks old.
     
  3. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh good! Thanks!!
     
  4. LauraM

    LauraM Out Of The Brooder

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    Okay, so your post is pretty much what mine would be- I have some more questions....
    I will be putting my almost 4 wk old chicks outside (my first night ever having chicks) in their tractor, with a heat lamp,

    should I make a bed for them on top of the grass, maybe in a box? They don't get the roost, I just have extreme predator paranoia [​IMG]
    or maybe it isn't extreme? I don't know, I just don't want a rat to burrow under and nibble at them.
    Any suggestions???
     
  5. sunnibunny99

    sunnibunny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe make a fence or a hard-to-get-over perimeter around where you're keeping them, my dad's built a whole coop for mine so i don't know...

    but its always good to be safe!
     

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