New chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by royann, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. royann

    royann New Egg

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    I have three chicks 4 weeks they have wing and some tail fathers I'm it's in the 70's and 80's here I think it's time to put them in there section of the coup but my dad thinks we should wait another week.i want them out and use to where they will be living there r four 5 month old hens and one year old hen and a one year old rooster that they will b with of course the coup has sections I guess my question is when will the b ready to be out full time
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    At this time of year, gradually acclimatising your youngsters to the outside weather is probably best, but waiting another week won't hurt (unless they are driving you crazy).

    I'll let experts in cold (to me at least) weather give further details as i live in Kenya and we don't do cold (or even mild) weather thanks goodness!

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. royann

    royann New Egg

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    I guess one week won't hurt. Thanks
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe True BYC Addict

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    4 week old chicks can handle 70s with no heat.
     
  5. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    Welcome to BYC. Glad you decided to join our flock. How cold does it get at night? If the temperatures are steady in the 70s or above you can do ahead and put them out, but don't try and mix them with your older birds until they are larger; and when you do integrate them into your flock, be sure that you introduce them slowly and carefully to the other chickens using the "look but don't touch" method. There is a good article at https://poultrykeeper.com/general-chickens/introducing-new-chickens/ explaining how to do it. If you haven't done so already, definitely check out our Learning Center at https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center. There is lots of useful information there. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. We are here to help in any way we can. Cheers.
     
  6. royann

    royann New Egg

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    I thanks I just bought a ranch home just under 3achers coop is 10'x10,walk in and has two parts so I plan on putting the lil ones in the back part so there in with the bigger ones but safe
     
  7. Michael OShay

    Michael OShay Chicken Obsessed

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    You're welcome. It sounds like a good plan. :eek:)
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  9. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sounds good to me. Welcome to Backyard chickens.
     
  10. N F C

    N F C just blowing in the wind Premium Member Project Manager

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