Need Chick Info

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by noobi_rooster, Jun 25, 2007.

  1. noobi_rooster

    noobi_rooster New Egg

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    Our chicks are about 40 days old now ..and growing fast..
    We have them in our garage in a box with the light over them...

    What had them outside a few times on the warm days for about 2hours each time...

    we are thinking of building a tractor /coop

    any ideas for a first coop ???
    when do i put them outside ???
    and how long do i keep them outside???
    and do they always need a heat light ???

    I dont want them to freez

    sorry for so many questions

    thanks
     
  2. DementedHam

    DementedHam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hello. for the light i think it all depends on the number of chicks and age. i've always had chicks from 3-4 at a time and i would leave the lamp on for about a month. then i would put them in a fairly large cage outside with an open floor so they could scratch. ofcourse i live in california and it doesn't get too cold here.

    as for outside, in a closed area [coop, tractor, cage...] a few hours. say 6-8 hrs. i dont let them loose because they run fast and i dont
     

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