Outdoor run

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Deer lane farm, May 7, 2016.

  1. Deer lane farm

    Deer lane farm In the Brooder

    Aug 26, 2014
    I don't want to leave my chicks inside all day, but I can't let them free range because I already lost two. I feel so stupid that I didn't stop letting them out after I lost the first one. Anyways I have a decent size outdoor run that is completely covered in welded wire on the sides and chicken wire across the top. I want to leave them out there during the day, but I will have to block the door back to the inside coop because I have to let the big hens in and out for nesting and all that stuff. Part of the outdoor run does have a roof that would block them from rain. They are about 4 weeks old. If it is going to be a warm day around 70 do you think it would be ok to keep them out there all day. I have to work so I will be gone 9 hours. Otherwise i will leave them in all day and let them out when I get home for a couple hours before dark.

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    if you can provide an adequate shelter from the sun and any rain they will do fine as long as it's warm enough out for their age.

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