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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lowgap, Oct 27, 2009.
Hi I was wondering if someone could tell me how long it takes a chick to get all of it's feathers?
Mine are almost 8 wks and all but two are fully feathered. My frizzles are taking thier time
Thanks I had no idea and we are starting ours inside...I was wondering how long they would have to stay in here
Usually once they are fully feathered you can move them out. Mine are 8 weeks today and we just moved them out 2 days ago. I have been a nervous wreck because the weater just changed. It's been really cold at night. But they have been doing well.
Depends. I started my chicks outside, in a draft free shed. By two and a half weeks old (late April) they were living on the screened porch, with their heat lamps and a draft guard and doing fine. We took their heat lamp away at 5 1/2 weeks (mid-late May) and they were very close to feathered out.
Mine grew up outside in a brooder pen. I just waited till about 6 weeks and took away the heat and light.