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Putting chicks outside? 51 degrees

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SundownWaterfowl, Oct 7, 2008.

  1. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I have 7, 4 week old chicks. Can I put them outside during the day with a heat lamp? Today it is 51 and sunny. Supposed to go up a couple more degrees. They will be in an all wire cage, with a 250 watt. red heat lamp. I want them to get some sun, and be able to run around and eat grass. At night they will go back into the brooder in the garage.
     
  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
    I think as long as you give them a heat lamp, they'll be fine.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:Okay. This is the latest I have ever raised chicks. I just got addicted to hatching this year. [​IMG] Last night it was freezing, so I had to lower the heat lamp, and put some plastic around the brooder. burrr.
     
  4. quizzle

    quizzle Out Of The Brooder

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    Sep 16, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    My 1-2 week olds are outside today. Here are pics.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=94924

    Was just going to be for an hour, but they seem to be doing ok so I'm leaving them out for the rest of the afternoon. One occasionally lounges under the heat lamp but otherwise they're out and about.
     

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