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Pekin chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Quackers08, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. Quackers08

    Quackers08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello.

    I have 5 pekin chicks that are roughly 2 months old, maybe a bit more. What i would like to know is when do they not neeed heat, when can they move onto growers, when can they go outside? Thanksyou
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Chicks can move outside when they are fully feathered, usually at around 6 weeks of age. It is better to gradually reduce their brooder temperature and only take them out during the day, when it's slightly warmer out, than plunge them into cold temperatures directly from a warm brooder.
    They are old enough to eat grower food now.
     

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