Single chick outside???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sheps4her, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. sheps4her

    sheps4her Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My only chick is now 3 weeks old...is it possible to acclimate her to being outside by herself? I think it is too cold for a single chick outside, even with a heat lamp. DH thinks its ok. I would like advice from the experts! [​IMG] So, what do you guys think? It has gotten into the 20's here lately.
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    No it should not be outside yet. A three week old chick should be under a heat lamp at 75-80 degrees, depending on it's feathering. You really should get another chick. It will be very lonely all by itself. Good luck.
     
  3. sheps4her

    sheps4her Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have twelve more eggs in the bator right now, so hopefully she will have company soon. She was the only one that hatched from my last batch.
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    unless its summer I dont put them out until at the very least 6 weeks. May keep my new chickies I just hatched inside longer.
     
  5. ga_goat

    ga_goat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never had a chicken in the house , but I have some good heated brooders , seldom had just 1 chick either , what kind ob incubator do you have .
     
  6. Roy

    Roy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would wait until at least 6 to 9 weeks in warmer weather, maybe longer in winter months...
     

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