Put them outside...Or no?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Chick1043, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    I have a duckling and chick both 7 weeks old. The chick is fully feathered. I want to put them outside tomorrow because the duck stinks even with baking powder. He's very sensitive to strong smells like scentsy. I keep both of them outside in a run all day, if it's not cold, very windy, or raining. Usually not any of those lately. I'm not worried about the duck, just the chick. I'm mostly worried about her size. She's like the size of like 1/2 my bantam hen. Weather look mostly like high of 60 low of 40.. Not sure what to do! If you have any tips for the smell it would be appreciated!! [​IMG] :)
  2. It should be ok, just put them all outside, with a heat lamp, and cover the top. Around a week, you should be able to take off the stuff on top, and when its gets warm you can let the sun come in.
  3. Den in Penn

    Den in Penn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2011
    SE Pa.
    If the chick is fully feathered she'll be fine.

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