letting chicks free roam

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickens12, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. chickens12

    chickens12 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 9, 2012
    hello i was wondering if it helped to let them out and what should i do?
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    It depends on the weather and how old your chicks are. Letting chicks spent some time outside is very good for them, but they need extra heat until they are fully feathered, which takes ± 6 weeks. If it's very cold where you live and the chicks are still very young wait a bit. If they are old enough and the weather is nice put them outside for a bit, in a sunny spot and let them play. I put mine in a small coop-run, but you can use anything that will keep them in and predators out.

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