New chicks outdoors - storms on the way

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GardenJen77, Apr 26, 2017.

  1. GardenJen77

    GardenJen77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have been putting my 3-4 week old chicks outside in a mini-run, with a makeshift coop, for the last 3 days (since it's been beautiful out). They actually stayed in the coop overnight last night, since the temps were around mid 50's low 60's. They aren't fully feathered out yet, since they are still young. We have rain and T-storms coming tomorrow. Should I bring them back inside? Or put them in a makeshift pen in the larger (main) coop, for the day? Or let them be?

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    The picture is when they are in the indoor brooder, and we don't use the heat lamp at all. (It was taken last week. The chickens have more wing feathers now)
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
  2. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they can be kept dry, I'd leave them out.
     
  3. ChickenMammX4

    ChickenMammX4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...in the coop.
     
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd ween the heat lamp too. Off during days for period of time then off for good.
     
  5. GardenJen77

    GardenJen77 Out Of The Brooder

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    As I said in my original post. I don't use the heat lamp anymore. It just wasn't removed at the time of the picture. ;-)
     

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