Our new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Lismac, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. Lismac

    Lismac Hatching

    Jan 12, 2012
    We got our first chicks a week ago. I know we have an americauna and a rhode island white, not sure about the other two. Brooding them inside in a box with a 75 W bulb, They are doing well and eating the feed like there is no tomorrow. The feed store where we bought them told us they needed to be indoors for about 3 months (It has been down to mid 20s at night past several weeks) I am reading in the forum that many people put them outside at 3-5 weeks. New to this so we want to do what is right.

  2. NYChicks345

    NYChicks345 In the Brooder

    Jun 25, 2011
    Danube, NY
    I have raised many chicks from the day they were hatched to coop ready age ( i wouldn't put them uin the coop any earlier than eight to ten weeks old this time of year. I live in upsate NY and we have very fridged temps in the the winter ( -0) often. I use 250 whatt brooder lamps and make sure there are absolutley no drafts in there brooder that i keep in the barn. They will be feathered out by 5 to 6 weeks but I would still wait to put them in a coop until 8 to 10 weeks. I have never started them in the house but have heard of many people that do. Either way if you move them outside make sure you use a heat lamp not a 75 whatt bulb. Hope this helps :)
  3. tweetysvoice

    tweetysvoice Songster

    Dec 30, 2011
    Lawrence, KS
    My Coop
    Pics... we LOVE pics of baby chicks on here! :) [​IMG]

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