Moving Chicks Outside


In the Brooder
Oct 14, 2015
SE Louisiana
Hey y'all,

I know this question has probably been beaten to I figured why not ask it again, just to really drive it home. :)

So for some background information, this is my family's first flock - 12 chicks. They were hatched on December 12, 2015, so they're about 5-6 weeks old. My wife and I live in Southern Louisiana and the weather isn't that cold. It's been around 40-50° at night. We have the chicks in the house at the moment, and where they're at it's about 65°+-, depending on if it's night or day. We don't turn the heat on much. We still have the heat lamp but its pretty high off the chicks, and they don't really seem to congregate under it that much anyway.

So here is my question. We have a coop outside that came with the house. When can we move them? If it wasn't for the fact that they're getting big I wouldn't ask, but they, yeah.

Also, since I have your attention, I've read some places that you should take your flock out during the day to help acclimate them. Thoughts?

Thanks for the help. Keep up the good work everybody...and please don't judge me based upon my grammatical errors. I'm typing on a small phone.


I Love Autumn
BYC Staff
Premium Feather Member
7 Years
Jul 16, 2015
They should be okay out in the coop, I would put them out there, there is enough of them to pile to stay warm without smothering each other, if you want to do it slow you could put them out there during the day and bring them back in at night for a few nights, but I think I would just move them out.

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