Three months?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Seattlefarmer, Mar 20, 2015.

  1. Seattlefarmer

    Seattlefarmer New Egg

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    I live in Bellevue a suburb of Seattle and I am told I have to "brood" my chicks for three long months. I have them in a HUGE tin water basin with sawdust, worms, grains, corn, and plenty of Purina medical feed and in ONE month they are getting so big.

    Do I really have to wait three months before they hit the coop out back? They are starting to grow feathers.

    Also, my kids hold them all of the time but at what point do I worry about pecking? Do they peck out eyes?

    Thanks so much.

    Phil
     
  2. kkwinwy

    kkwinwy Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not positive, but I think they can go outside when they are fully feathered, including their heads.
     

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