outside playtime

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MsSage, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. MsSage

    MsSage Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 9, 2012
    I got my first chicks..Rhode Island Red. They are a week old. My question is I put together a 7' x 7' "garden" fence area which I want to take my babies outside for a couple hours to play LOL .
    I will be out there with them but it is in an area where the wind has blown dried horse pattys. I cleared out the biggest ones but there is still some and hay that has been covered by blowing sand.
    Will taking them outside hurt them? The temps are in the mid 70s.
  2. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2011
    Foothills of NC
    If the chicks were with the mother hen, they would be following her every where she went. I say go for it.
  3. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    My chicks went outside as young as 5 days to play in the grass and sunshine.
  4. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    I had my birds out at about day 4 or 5 as long as it was warm. They are almost 2 weeks now and are outside almost every day from 8am-6pm. I even converted a rabbit pen for them so they could stay out in a bigger space. Here are my cornish crosses today in their new pen.


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