My chicks are four weeks, are they ready?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Ilovechickies143324, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. Ilovechickies143324

    Ilovechickies143324 In the Brooder

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    I plan to put them out in the coop, but currently they still have baby feathers on their stomach, butt area and head, do you think theyre able to go outside? I live in a warm enviroment, so theres no way except at night they could be cold
     
  2. A.M. Eggs

    A.M. Eggs Songster

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    I like to wait until they are around six weeks old to allow them to grow all of their feathers. It is all a preference really.
     
  3. 123RedBeard

    123RedBeard Crowing

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    Define ...

    For some people 40°F is warm ... other consider above 90°F ...
     
  4. Missbc

    Missbc Chirping

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    I put mine out at not quite 4 weeks. It’s about 50 at night but it’ll drop down to the 40s at night starting tomorrow. They’re in a run with a dog kennel and premier one plate to snuggle in at night.
     
  5. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    You may want to update your profile with your location, helps reponders to know your time zone, climate, predator possibilities, supply availability ....

    That said, as A.M. Eggs does, I wait until they're fully feathered. If you're adding to an existing flock, you need to do the "See but no touch" method" for their safety.
     
  6. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

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    My chicks are 14 days old today and have been in the coop brooder since Saturday. Lower 30's at night and upper 50's during the day. They do well out there with the mama heat pad. I'll be integrating them with the big girls at 3 - 4 weeks old.
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    Are your chicks off of all heat?
    What is the temperature in the room you are keeping them?
    Do you currently have chickens in the coop?
    Where is your warm environment?
    If you add your general location to your profile, it will be under your avatar, so we won't have to keep asking you. A lot of questions are answered according to your weather.
     
  7. ChickNanny13

    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    Thank you Blooie for introducing me to MHP ... Chicks can go outside alot sooner :celebrateLove them but that dust & smells :rolleyes:
     
  8. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

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    4 weeks is fine outside unless it's really chilly but you do need to acclimate them to outdoor temperatures if they've been inside a temperature controlled environment all this time.
     
  9. WhoDatChick

    WhoDatChick Free Ranging

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    How long does it take to acclimate? Mine are three weeks old.. they have been inside and it’s pretty warm in there.. I put them out to play on warmer days and they seem to get chilled fairly quickly.. I was gonna put them out tomorrow but put the heat light where they can warm up if needed.. also, have been turning the light off at times during the day..
     
  10. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Crowing

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    my birds are 11 weeks old, I opened a covered play area- they will not go out. Too cold. still not mixing with the older birds.
     

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