Moving Cornish X chickens outside

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by Christy610, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Christy610

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    Hi all,
    I have six Cornish X chicks that turned a month old on Thursday. I'm in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, and we are having a bit of a crazy spring here. Daytime temps for the next ten days will be in the 70s, but nighttime temps will be in the 40s and 50s. The chicks are almost completely feathered out; a couple still have fuzzy heads. At worst I will put them out in the morning and bring them back in at night, since we only have a couple of weeks left before they are processed, but I would like to leave them out permanently ASAP. Just wanted to get some input as to when that should be. Thanks!
     
  2. I usually put my Cornish X's out at two weeks old. I still provide a heat lamp for them. They are WAY to stinky for me to keep inside after week two. I have always been in warm climates like San Diego and Phoenix ect.

    I have my 3 week old brown leghorns outside tonight in their small chicken ark and it will likely dip into the 40's tonight. Heat lamp still provided mind you.
     

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