outtings...how long per session?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ebonykawai, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    We've had some fine weather here and I had the chicks outside yesterday and today. It was around 65 and sunny. They loved it! How long should the outtings last at that temperature or a bit cooler? 30 minutes? More? They are going on two weeks old.
     
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2008
  2. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    Any ideas? Does anyone else take their babies out for short periods of time? If so, how long?
     
  3. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2008
    Indiana
    I'm not overly experienced but I would think that as long as they aren't showing signs of being cold (like huddling) they would be fine for quite awhile.
     
  4. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    No one else takes their chicks outside?? [​IMG]
     
  5. Cheep Mama

    Cheep Mama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We took our chicks out the other day when it was in the 60's and they loved it! They were out for a good couple of hours and were not showing any signs of being cold. They are 3 weeks old. you should be fine taking them out when it's in the 60's. Just watch them and see how they act.
     
  6. ebonykawai

    ebonykawai Chillin' With My Peeps

    That's great to know, thank you!!
     
  7. greenmulberry

    greenmulberry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I leave the chicks outside as long as they are not huddling up and look cold. I do give them some kind of windbreak because even when we had nice temperatures, it was awfully windy.
     
  8. Texas Fluffy Feet

    Texas Fluffy Feet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think as long as they seem to be comfy and you have them protected from the wind you can leave them out as long as you'd like. I started mine when they were 6 days old and the temp was 70 outside. I placed them in the sun, made a shady spot available to them and blocked the wind by taping newspaper around the outside of the baby run I had them in. I made sure and put out food and water for them too. Their very first outing was less than an hour, but after that I have been letting them stay out from early afternoon until the sun is setting and it begins to cool off. Be warned though, they get spoiled to being out and when the weather is not so nice and they can't go out and play they tend to get rowdy in the brooder!
     

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