Raising chicks in the Summer

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Davery1019, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. Davery1019

    Davery1019 Chirping

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    We had chicks in the winter and the spring. By now tho they are laying , are outside roaming our small fenced in yard. I am wanting some more chicks that will be laying in about 6 months from now. My only issue with getting chicks now is that its 100 degrees outside at the moment. How on earth am i going to raise baby chicks with the temps this high?! Also, how old will they need to be before i put them with my other chickens in the yard?
     
  2. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Songster

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    I live in AZ and keep my chicks in a brooder for the first week or two at around ninty five degrees then put them outside in a grow up coop until four weeks then put them in there main coop and run. Just keep plenty of water and shade for them and they should be fine.
     
  3. Davery1019

    Davery1019 Chirping

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    So at 4 weeks i can move them to my big coop with my other chickens?
     
  4. Papas Chickens

    Papas Chickens Songster

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    I did with my girls and didnt have a problem, it also depends on the breeds you have. I have Rocks and Wyandottes.
     

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