moving in to chicken coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ladylo, Mar 26, 2017.

  1. ladylo

    ladylo Out Of The Brooder

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    hi ya'll

    how do I transition chics into the coop? and at how many weeks old? Do we wait for the adult feathers to grow in?

    We have 3 chics that are a couple weeks old, they are very young still but this is our first time with a flock. any advise is appreciated.
     
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We moved ours to the coop at around 3 or 4 weeks. A few days before I'd put them outdoors in a sunny location during the day. ALso weaned them off the heat lamp while indoors. They're tougher than you think.
     
  3. AllynTal

    AllynTal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you're using a heat lamp, you'll need to wait for them to feather out some and don't need the heat source anymore before they go to the coop. If you brooder them with a heating pad, they can go into the coop from day 1.
     
  4. ladylo

    ladylo Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you
     

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