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New baby chicks

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by amurdock13, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. amurdock13

    amurdock13 New Egg

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    How old do they have to be when you take them off the heat lamp and put them in the coop, I know it's when they can regulate thier body temp on their own. Isn't it around 4 months old?
     
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    More like 4 or 5 weeks. They should pretty well be feathered out by then.
     
  3. ksguy

    ksguy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were moved into the coop with the big girls at 3 weeks but still had access to heat. Last night, on their 4 week birthday, they decided to sleep on the roost, without heat. So the previous reply is spot on.

    Mine are pretty well feathered out except for the back and top of their heads.
     
  4. amurdock13

    amurdock13 New Egg

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    That early, even better and it's summer weather in Florida lol so I will play by ear and see how they tolerate it then. Thank you for replying
     

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