1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!


Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rooneytune, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Rooneytune

    Rooneytune Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 18, 2011
    So my babies are a week old on monday... is it ok if I take them out side for a little sunshine time? or should I wait unit them are a bit older....[​IMG]
  2. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

    Jan 8, 2011
    Tampa Area, Florida
    I would only take them out IF you are using medicated chick starter AND the temperature is over 80 degrees. It has been quite hot here so my two/three week olds have been getting a few minutes of outside time per day.
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Exactly what Taz said. And if they start peeping loudly, or piling, they should be taken

    back to their brooder. [​IMG]
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    At a week old, it would have to be fairly warm outside.

    Like Phoenix warm. [​IMG]

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by