Ready to go to coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dulcipher, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. dulcipher

    dulcipher Out Of The Brooder

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    Think they are ready to go outside to coop? They are just at 5 weeks old. Overnight temp at about 60 degrees.[​IMG]
     
  2. sheamargaux

    sheamargaux Out Of The Brooder

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    They probably are fine at this age. Typically 5-8 weeks is a good time to move them.
     
  3. djunafarms

    djunafarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just put mine (4 weeks and 5 days old) in the coop for the first overnight tonight. They've been out during the days for about a week now. Temps in 80s during the day, never below 60 at night. Mine do have feathers on their heads though, it looks like yours still have down.
     
  4. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    At those temps, your chicks will do fine in the coop. If they've been spending time outdoors, they need no acclimatizing, but if you're moving them from indoors and they've been under heat, they would do well to spend a few days outdoors before they move into the coop to sleep.
     
  5. dulcipher

    dulcipher Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!
     

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