Looking for reassurance about keets

Hentherapist

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My keets, 16 of them, were hatched May 16. They have steadily outgrown their brooders, and are now in a kiddie pool surrounded by a exercise pen topped with netting, in our garage. I want to move them into an outside run, not with other birds. The daytime temps are over 85, and at night the lows are 70. Any reason I can't? Oh, obviously these are my first keets. But I have had chickens for years. Thanks for any input.
 

R2elk

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My keets, 16 of them, were hatched May 16. They have steadily outgrown their brooders, and are now in a kiddie pool surrounded by a exercise pen topped with netting, in our garage. I want to move them into an outside run, not with other birds. The daytime temps are over 85, and at night the lows are 70. Any reason I can't? Oh, obviously these are my first keets. But I have had chickens for years. Thanks for any input.
Check out the Moving Keets outside? thread.
 

chickfilletNOT

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May 20, 2013
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If your outside coop is snake proof, I would move them as the temps seem pretty good for that. But we have big blacksnakes in my area and my coops are not snake proof. :( We have lost them as large as six week to a big blacksnake.
 

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