Need advice on when chix can go out in coop in June?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DownwardDog, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Songster

    I've got 12 White Dorkings, 3 EEs, 3 Barred Rocks, and 3 Speckled Sussex on order. I'm trying to figure out a ship date, which all depends on how early in June they can go into the coop. I live close to the seacoast in NH, so day temps are usually 60+ but nights can still get down to 40+. Would the first week of June be OK? they'll be 8 weeks then. They are my first batch of chix so there are no other hens in the coop already. HELP!

  2. countrygoddess

    countrygoddess Songster

    Yes, the first week of June should be fine. I live in the Champlain Valley of Vermont and that's about when I put my 8 week old chicks out last year. I have a hoop coop with open ends (hardware cloth) and a tarp over the top. They were fine.

    White Dorkings--cool!! I have Silver Grays. There is a Dorking forum here. Come join us if you haven't already!
  3. DownwardDog

    DownwardDog Songster

    Thanks! I will check it out, and post pics when I get them:)
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