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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MudderClucker, May 17, 2008.

  1. MudderClucker

    MudderClucker New Egg

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    At what age can you put your chicks in the yard coop? Mine 10 chicks are approximately 6 weeks old..and growing rapidly

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ChickenToes

    ChickenToes Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 14, 2008
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    As long as its warm out (around 70, perhaps) and it doesn't get too cold at night, you should be able to put them outside right now. I'm planning on putting mine outside at around 5 weeks, weather permitting.
     
  3. MudderClucker

    MudderClucker New Egg

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    I live in south Louisiana where it is HOT! Thanks for the quick reply, i am new at this chicken thing...[​IMG]
     
  4. chicknhawaii

    chicknhawaii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bet at 6wks your chickens are big and you're totally ready to get them outside. [​IMG] I put chick-chick outside when she hit 4 weeks old. Day temp's generally in the 80's and evenings are generally in the 70's. Not much rain too.

    As long as it's fair-weather, things should be good for your babies. [​IMG]

    edit: make sure you have shade for them
     
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  5. ticks

    ticks Pheasant Obsessed

    Apr 1, 2008
    The Sticks, Vermont
    just to make you feel warm and fuzzy inside,,,,[​IMG]
     
  6. MudderClucker

    MudderClucker New Egg

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    Quote:thanks for the warm and fuzzy welcome~~
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:If you're in South Louisiana, they can go outside. Our temps are probably just a little lower than yours here in SW Arkansas and at 5 1/2 weeks mine are out; actually living on the screened porch. I took their heat lamp away a couple days ago and only turn it on now when it's raining and nasty.
    Welcome to BYC.
     
  8. Physics Mom

    Physics Mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Granted, I'm on my first batch, but I put my 1 1/2 week old chicks out with the aid of a 40 W bulb at night, and they are thriving like nobody's business....
     
  9. MudderClucker

    MudderClucker New Egg

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    Hi everyone, thanks for all the comments. We put the chicks out in the coop this morning and they were SOOOOOO happy. We were like proud parents! LOL Anyway, thanks!

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  10. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi and welcome.

    What part of south La are you from? I am from southeast LA, Ponchatoula and I know that we have some members that are from southwest LA.

    Dorothy
     

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