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Moving outside

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by anniebethj, Dec 1, 2008.

  1. anniebethj

    anniebethj Out Of The Brooder

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    At what age is it ok to move meat birds outside?
     
  2. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    I moved mine out about 2.5 weeks. It was in a draft free area with heat lights. They get stinky really fast.

    jackie
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd say it depends on how big they are.

    My guess is 3 to 4 weeks.
     
  4. Acre of Blessings

    Acre of Blessings Canning/Sewing Addict

    Apr 3, 2008
    Axton, VA
    After one week it was time for ours to move outside. Shew-we [​IMG]

    As long as the area is 80% draft free, they need some fresh air circulating, and they have heat lamps, they should be fine.
     
    Last edited: Dec 1, 2008
  5. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine moved outside after a week b/c I couldn't stand the smell! They now live on my porch and still have a heat lamp b/c they're only 2 weeks old, but at least they're out of my house!
     

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