newbie winter questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jtinker00, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. jtinker00

    jtinker00 New Egg

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    a friend of mine has a few eggs in the incub. for me. i was planning on building a brooder outside for them. the only issue is that i live in michigan and its cold. i can keep them warm but how long do they have to be in the brooder before they are able to be in an outdoor coop?
     
  2. jtinker00

    jtinker00 New Egg

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    i think i found the info i needed. after about an hour of searching around the site i found a good thread that answered my questions. thanks
     
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    There are some great and very informative threads on here. I find it's easier (and quicker) to type the keywords, for example "at what age can chicks go outside" into the advanced search bar on top, just under the BYC logo. I call it "chicken google" as it's similar to google, but all chicken related LOL

    Have you seen this section on brooders?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/homemade-chicken-brooder-designs-pictures

    And this:

    Raising Baby Chicks - Notable Topic Index - Please Review

    Good luck and enjoy your babies!
     
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  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    I X2 the advice of sumi!!
     

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