NH chicks, when to coop?

Judy

Crowing
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Feb 5, 2009
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You should be able to if they are 6 weeks, and perhaps a little younger. But I would get them used to the outdoors first, especially if they are under 6 weeks. Turn off the indoor heat lamp and take them outside for short outings each day. Put a little extra "fluff" in the coop, such as a nice pile of hay, for them to snuggle into if they wish.
 

chickenchicky11

In the Brooder
May 12, 2015
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I have been bringing them outside for over a week now. Since our days have gotten really warm (85 today). I put them in their huge run today. They are SO HAPPY. I'm just unsure about allowing them to stay in the coop overnight. It will be a low of 53 tonight.
 

curious chickee

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Mar 18, 2015
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I would put them outside, my 13 chicks went outside when they were 3-4 weeks old, day temps 70, night 50. They were so much happier, and they just snuggled together at night. Now my chicks start outside with a heat lamp for the first few weeks.
 

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