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outside play time for 3 1/2 week olds?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Marianne25, May 20, 2016.

  1. Marianne25

    Marianne25 Out Of The Brooder

    would it be ok to bring the girls outside if it's over 73 degrees and sunny (we have a puppy X-pen, and we would be inside of it with them)? I think it would be good to let them test out their future free range
    area! thanks! they are 3.5 weeks old and have mostly feathered out except for some spots on heads and under wings
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    My 3.5 week olds are almost ready to move outside permanently. I start taking chicks out at about 1 week old, if it's sunny.
     
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  3. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    Your chicks will do splendidly at their stage of development, not needing any extra heat during the day at this point. Go for it!
     
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  4. Marianne25

    Marianne25 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks so much! My "gut" was telling me it was ok but it's good to hear from "the pros..." lol. I ditched the heat
    lamp and now they
    just have Mama Heating Pad. I feel safer at night! ;)
     
  5. scooter147

    scooter147 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Take them out. They are fun to watch at that age. They fly, play fight, scratch, dust bath etc.

    Nothing better than some chicks around that age on a sunny day outside and a cold beer. Chicken TV!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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