Old enough to crow, outside they go?

tnmommy

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7 Years
Apr 14, 2013
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Loretto, TN
My chicks are 8 weeks old, fully feathered. I guess I'm just being a worried mama, but I wanted to keep them indoors until they were bigger. My Easter Eggers went out into my hoop coop at 12 weeks. Well, my Olive Egger cockerel has found his voice and the chicks need to go out. Do they need a heat lamp?
 

rainbowrooster

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Nov 26, 2011
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The use of a heat lamp will be determined by your out side temps, especially at night. I have several young birds outside now with 2 heat lamps. Both lamps are only 150 watts but one is on a timer shuts off during the warmest part of the day.
 

AmyLynn2374

Humidity Queen
5 Years
Oct 11, 2014
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Gouverneur, NY
My chicks are 8 weeks old, fully feathered. I guess I'm just being a worried mama, but I wanted to keep them indoors until they were bigger. My Easter Eggers went out into my hoop coop at 12 weeks. Well, my Olive Egger cockerel has found his voice and the chicks need to go out. Do they need a heat lamp?
I know that feeling one of mine just started trying to crow at 6 weeks. He's getting stronger so I am in trouble! He's nice enough though that so far he waits until I am up and moving around before he practices...lol. then, it's just 3 or 4 times.
 

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