Moving to the coop early???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mommto3kiddos, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. mommto3kiddos

    mommto3kiddos Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you think 4.5 week old bantam chicks recently intigrated into the coop with 6 older hens would be fine to just stay there and not return to the brooder??
    Night temps are in the 60's & highs in the 80's!!
    Most have about 90% of their feathers.. Two breeds have about 75% of their feathers!
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2011
  2. LittleMoon

    LittleMoon Out Of The Brooder

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    I jus put mine out but the bigger chickens were nasty to them so i put some wire and fence stuff in a corner of the coop so they could have the space to themselves.
     
  3. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, I am envious of your temps! I'm sure they would be just fine with all of those buddies to cuddle with when it gets down to a frosty 60 [​IMG]
     
  4. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ummm.... We put our chicks in the coop last night and they will be 2 weeks old tomorrow (about) Is that wrong? is that way too early???
     
  5. krcote

    krcote Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on temp.
     
  6. briteday

    briteday Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Baby bantams with older hens might not go well. Your bantams may need a pen of their own if the older birds don't accept them at first.
     
  7. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Quote:Baby bantams with older hens might not go well. Your bantams may need a pen of their own if the older birds don't accept them at first.

    x2 I'd worry far more about how the hens would react than your temps... Some hens will kill chicks.
     

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