My chicks are 2 weeks old can they go into the coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaylanoto, Aug 20, 2014.

  1. kaylanoto

    kaylanoto Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3-4 month old chickens inside the coop rn, and i live in az so its typically in the 90s at least during the day.. so there should be no problems with the heat and the baby chicks, right??? but is it too young to put the chicks in the coop with the big kids?
     
  2. boskelli1571

    boskelli1571 Overrun With Chickens

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    Absolutely!! They need to be big enough to take a bit of rough & tumble. At 2 weeks, the older chicks may kill them. You should wait until they are at least 8-10 weeks or about 2/3 the size of the adults.
     
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