taking baby chick outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by staplechick, May 8, 2009.

  1. staplechick

    staplechick New Egg

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    is there a reason i shouldn't take baby chicks outside to scratch & peck in the grass and dirt as long as it is warm enough? 2 weeks old.
    thanks.
     
  2. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya i took mine out at 2 weeks for a few hours just make sure they have a place for shade
     
  3. bremat

    bremat Out Of The Brooder

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    I think they would love that. My only concern would be trying to catch them, unless you put them in a tractor.
     
  4. KatyTheChickenLady

    KatyTheChickenLady Bird of A Different Feather

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    I take mine out every day for a bit when there is sunshine, starting at about 10 days old. they huddle around for the first time or so but once someone finds a worm they are into the game.
     

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