Moving chicks outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Dion17, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Dion17

    Dion17 In the Brooder

    Aug 28, 2017
    North Idaho
    So have some new chicks that are now 5 weeks old and fully feathered. Here in Idaho it is now 30 degrees F on average at night. They are in garage with a heat lamp that keeps their brooder at 65. Would it be to much of a shock to move them outside? The garage is fully insulated so should i just turn the heat lamp off for a week first and see how that goes?
  2. Percheron chick

    Percheron chick Crowing

    Apr 12, 2013
    Boulder, Colorado
    I would turn the heat lamp off for a few days first. I put mine out at 5 weeks but there are 30 of them to keep each other warm. It snowed 3 days later.

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