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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lowgap, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. lowgap

    lowgap Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I was wondering if someone could tell me how long it takes a chick to get all of it's feathers?
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Mine are almost 8 wks and all but two are fully feathered. My frizzles are taking thier time
     
  3. lowgap

    lowgap Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I had no idea and we are starting ours inside...I was wondering how long they would have to stay in here [​IMG]
     
  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    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.
     
  5. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    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.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Mine grew up outside in a brooder pen. I just waited till about 6 weeks and took away the heat and light.
     

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