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Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by LeBlackbird, Sep 24, 2009.
that would be my kid for sure!
Ok folks in Centre County. I want these cluckers to go outside soon! They are 4 weeks old. How much longer should I wait? As you all know it is still unpleasantly cold. I can easily put their heat lamp out there and it won't be drafty. I don't want to do anything to jeopardize them but they are starting to out grow the brooder. Any suggestions?
Hi - I usually wait 2.5 - 3 months (fully feathered) to put them outside - you are correct that it's definitely too cold to put them out right now.
I have some that are about that age. They're in the metal shed out there, but have a heat lamp (250 watt red heat lamp). They've been out there for about two weeks? Maybe longer?
Didn't read the growing out of the brooder part til now! We built a 5 ft by 3 ft box to put the chicks in after they outgrew their original box - particle board on the bottom, and just 4 cheap wood posts on each corner, and lined the whole thing with thick plastic. We got the thick plastic as leftover from our job - but you might be able to purchase it at a hardware store?
I didn't know that you could put them out that early (with a heat lamp of course) - good to know - thanks!!!
They might be okay because of the rest of the fatties in the shed. I have quite a few very large, very meaty birds who produce quite a bit of heat in there over night as well.
BO 5 weeks old.
TSC in shrewsbury has cool banties but I only need 2 to go with my silver laced Wyandotte. Anyone lookin for 4 banties for their flock??? Id let you pick your 4...youd just have to swing by and pick them up I may head up to York tomorrow to the Agway to check out what they have in though too.