Outdoor ready?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by OkieSLW, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. OkieSLW

    OkieSLW Chirping

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    Do you think that these chickens are ready to go free range?
     

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  2. SoftSilkie

    SoftSilkie Crowing

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    If they are fully feathered than they are ready, so yes.
     
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  3. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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    If fully feathered, they're good to go. Unless your temps outside are the same as a brooder would be at their age. I've always raised my chicks outside with no supplement heating in the summertime because it goes no lower than 85.
     
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  4. Kiki

    Kiki Quail Pusher

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    What do you mean by free range?

    Do you have older/other birds?
    Do you have a predator proof yard?
     
  5. OkieSLW

    OkieSLW Chirping

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    The outside Temp has changed. 40 at night and 75 at day. I have them in my garage with a heat lamp almost done with coop.
     
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  6. OkieSLW

    OkieSLW Chirping

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    Free range meaning coop at night yard in day. The Coop is predator proof. We have coyotes, racoons, Hawks, etc...
     
  7. FortCluck

    FortCluck Crowing

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    I didn't even see the free range part :oops: I don't let mine free range until they're 3 months or older and I have several places they can hide. Free range at our house is in an 8 foot fenced in area. I also have older chickens that show them the ropes.
     
  8. Kiki

    Kiki Quail Pusher

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    They look plenty old enough to be outside.
     
  9. penny1960

    penny1960 Yippy Do Da, Yipptye Ay!

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    Do you have a cockerel ? that can alert them or is someone there to watch them ?
     
  10. OkieSLW

    OkieSLW Chirping

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    I have no older chickens to teach them the ropes but I do have plenty of yard. Only problem is it's not fenced.
     
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