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Letting chicks outside during the day

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mustangsaguaro, Mar 10, 2008.

  1. mustangsaguaro

    mustangsaguaro Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    San Martin, Ca
    I am wondering at what age can chicks be let out during the day (as long as weather is warm). I know they should be under a heat lamp until fully feathered. But if the weather is nice outside and I have a place to put them where the adult birds can't get to/at them or other critters what age can they go outside for a few hours a day?

  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    They can go out as young as a few days old IF you can keep drafts off them and keep them warm enough. Else... to play it safe, I'd wait till 3 weeks as long as outdoor temps are at the minimal recommended temps.

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