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Outside play time...are they old enough?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by epona4, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's going to be in the 80s this weekend. I have some 3 week olds. If I supply them with chick grit, can I let them out on the grass? (they'll be in a wire bottomed cage) Or should they be a bit older?
     
  2. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I started letting mine out when they were 2 weeks old. They will be fine let them have fun. Mine stopped and didn't move an inch for about 5 mins as they didn't know what was going on. After about 5 mins they started running around and had a good ol time. Today, I take out 3 1/2 week old chicks out to their new home, the coop.
     
  3. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I agree that they'll be happy & healthy. At 3 weeks they've got quite a few feathers to keep them warm.

    My 6-week old girls are outside right now and it's about 40 (warmer in the sun). They're happy.
     
  4. epona4

    epona4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! I'm looking forward to letting these little guys out! They will love it! I just put them in front of the window yesterday and they seem to enjoy that.

    Thanks!
     
  5. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    If they get cold they'll let you know by peeping very loudly.
     
  6. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Took mine out yesterday at 11days old. Sun was a bit too much for them, they stayed in the shade for the picnic!


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  7. chiknhut

    chiknhut Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mine are 3 1/2 weeks old. I put mine out last night. Highs are in the 80's and lows were upper 50's. I was worried about them but they are alive and well this morning. I am sure they will be fine.
     
  8. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have had the turkeys outside on nice days and tomorrow the chicks are going out for part of the day. I do have a question about chick grit though. My yard in some places has patching grass and sand and dirt this is where I was gonna put them. Will I still need to give them grit or will they pick up what they need from the ground?
     

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