Moving to the Coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrchicken, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    My chickens are now 7 week old. Can they Permantely move into the coop?
    Yesterday I left them in the coop until 10:00 PM and they appeared to fine when I took them in.
    Can they move outside full time?

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    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  2. Nicole01

    Nicole01 Overrun With Chickens

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    Yes, they are fine. I moved my youngest 2 chicks in the coop at 4 weeks and they did great!
     
  3. carrlr

    carrlr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say yes.
     
  4. turbodog

    turbodog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Move em. [​IMG]

    Moved mine last week at four weeks. They LOVE being out there!
     
  5. Chickiemom25

    Chickiemom25 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed. They look pretty well feathered. mine have less and are making it through 50-60o nights fine.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    If they've been weaned off their heat lamp, then by all means get those birds out to their coop.

    The only thing you don't want to do is take them from being under a heat lamp and stick them out in the coop with much colder temps. without an acclimation period.
     
  7. mrchicken

    mrchicken Out Of The Brooder

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    They have been off the heat lamp, but it's like 45 degrees at night.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:They're old enough. Just make sure the coop is draft free. I don't brood chickens in the house, never have, never will.
     
  9. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    They're old enough. Just make sure the coop is draft free. I don't brood chickens in the house, never have, never will.

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  10. ChickDaze

    ChickDaze Out Of The Brooder

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    i would do it. my five week olds did fine as i gradually let the heat lamp off them on the cold nights.
     

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