Moving chicks outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jfox0038, Apr 6, 2018.

  1. Jfox0038

    Jfox0038 In the Brooder

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    hello
    We have 12 chicks 6-7 weeks old. Look to be fully feathered. When is it safe to move them outside? We live in northern Virginia. Temperatures are up and down.
     

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  2. usmcpilot06

    usmcpilot06 Chirping

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    we got snow last night in Indiana. Not much just a dusting. Mine are about 6 weeks now and starting to fly a little. I need to get the coop area in the bard finished so I can get the gals out there. It was 55 yesterday and now in the 20's I hope mother nature starts to cooperate
     
  3. SueT

    SueT Free Ranging

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    They can be weaned off of heat by 4 weeks. I moved mine out at 5 weeks, lows in 30s, no heat, they did fine.
     
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  4. Dani & Mikey

    Dani & Mikey Songster

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    Up & down is right! 70s during the day and snow at night? This is making me nutty! :barnieAlso making it hard to plan a garden. I am totally off topic...
    I am also a first time chick Mom in Virginia so I’ll be tuned in for answers on this too! Our chicks will be 6 weeks on the 18th. I hope Spring comes to stay by then!
     
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