The Sun has come out but can the chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickiegirls2, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks hatched today... I ordered them from My Pet Chicken. I really want to take them out ASAP... when is an appropriate time to take my chicks outside for a little play time [not to move them into the coop just to play? How old do you suggest?
    :jumpyThanks!!!
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    where are you?
     
  3. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we are in ct... it is supposed to be in the upper 60's and 70's all of this week...
     
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    I would give them a few days before I take them out.......Like maybe a week? But that's just me. I suppose it wouldn't hurt as long as the grass was dry, and it wasn't too windy, and they didn't get much sun....Be careful not to bake them......


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  5. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THANKS!!! That is super helpful hearing another opinion!!!
     
  6. WhySayWhat

    WhySayWhat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just took my 5 week olds out for the first time yesterday. It was mid-60's here and a very sunny day, it was a little breezy too. They had a ton of fun after they figured out the grass/dirt wasn't evil! After an hour or so I had to bring them in though, they were panting from the heat!

    Or maybe they choked on something... They all got a crop full of dirt/grass/the odd seed... It did give them a chance to get out of the increasingly cramped brooder though! Of course, now we're supposed to have heavy rains all week and I don;t want to take them out in that.
     

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