Putting chicks into coop

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kmiller11, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. kmiller11

    kmiller11 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 18, 2014
    SE Pennsylvania
    When is a good time to move the chicks from the brooder to the coop? Is it a temp. thing? Or an age thing? What should i look for to help me figure out when the time is right?
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    It's a temperature thing for sure, and also an age thing if there are resident fowl in the coop. It is generally not a good idea to add new birds to a flock before they are as large as the residents.
  3. red horse ranch

    red horse ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2014
    Buffalo Wyoming
    Chicks are fully feathered by 6 to 7 weeks old and in the summer I will move them out of the brooder by then. But we've been having sub-zero weather the last few days and I still have a heat lamp for my 9 week old chicks. (And for my adults.)[​IMG]

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