my babies are a lil over 4 weeks old. i

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Queen Scoot, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. Queen Scoot

    Queen Scoot Crochet Chieftess

    May 27, 2008
    HOOKERVILLE!!!
    live in oklahoma,when can they go out side and stay out?
     
  2. pipermark

    pipermark Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2007
    Arkansas
    If they have all their feather, and protection from predators, now would be ok.
     
  3. Kennykbe

    Kennykbe Out Of The Brooder

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    I've always waited until 4 to 5 weeks. The first couple of times I let them out i watch to see how they react to everything. Are you talking about out as in free range or a fenced yard or run? Before too long you will have to clip their wing to keep them from flying over the fence if in a run. Once you have one get out they will all learn REALLY quick. Thats about 15 weeks or so. If you are talking about free range, I can't give you an honest answer.
     
  4. Beekissed

    Beekissed True BYC Addict

    I free ranged mine at 4 wks., but they were in the same yard as my older hens. They still don't range together much but they have adapted well and its very comical to see these little Mini-Mees running around and scratching like the big ladies! They are already very tuned in to the rooster's alarm call and run like lightening for shelter when they hear it. [​IMG]
     

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