newbie question...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by zippitydooda, Jul 3, 2010.

  1. zippitydooda

    zippitydooda Songster

    Apr 23, 2010
    Ottawa, Ohio
    At what point are my "chicks" no longer babies? Mine are 4 weeks old and almost completely feathered. A few still have fuzzy vulture heads and fuzzy butts.

    My question truly refers to switching them from the brooder to the coop and switching from chick feed to layer feed. Are all breeds different or is there a standard answer?

    Thanks for humoring the new chicken mama [​IMG]
  2. Cloverleaf Farm

    Cloverleaf Farm Bearded Birds are Best

    Sep 16, 2008
    Levan, UT
    When they can go outside depends on your temps, and if there are older birds that they will be integrated with. If they are the only ones, they can go into the coop any time, they just might still need a heat lamp available to them. Don't switch them to layer feed until they are fully grown, and close to laying, around 17 weeks I believe is the recommendation on the bag.

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