Moving chicks to the coop

mama k

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Hello-

The chicks are 3 weeks old and are only partially feathered, BUT if our night time temps are in the 70s and day time temps in the 80s/90s, do you think I can go ahead and move them out of the brooder? As cute as they are, I don't want them in my house any more. :p
 

Mountain Peeps

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I'd wait until they get feathered. Even though it's warm, they can still get a chill since they don't have their feathers. So, I'd say wait until they are at least feathered everywhere except the head. Be patient! I'm ready for mine to get out of the house too!
 

Stoili

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Put them out. They will be fine. My temps are a lot colder up here and mine have been out in the coop without heat for about 2weeks now. They are about 6 weeks old.
 
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nayeli

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I'm also curious. I'd like mine out as soon as they are able to go out although they are great.
 
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