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New bie with 5 lavender araucana chicks, + pics

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SarahIrl, May 22, 2010.

  1. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    Ok, 15 hatched out 19th May, have kept 5, how long do I need to keep them indoors? Have a timber shed with heat lamp, but it gets pretty cold here at night. Plus, when can I let them onto grass for a couple of hours? It's pretty warm here (20-22 Celcius) so they might be ok for a bit?




  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    are any of them tufted and rumpless?

    There are so many different ways people here do it. Some don't put them out of the house for at least 6 weeks, some put them out real early. As for me I am going to try to put mine out early with a heat lamp this year, the smell(and dust) is driving me insane, but of course I have a LOT more chicks in my brooders. Where are you located? I wouldn't put them out if they are still fuzzy, but when they are mostly feathered I am kicking mine out. I just read a thread the other day about this so if you do a search in this section(raising chicks) you could probably find it. [​IMG]

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