time in the brooder

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by chickie momma di, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. chickie momma di

    chickie momma di Songster

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    Jun 6, 2008
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    i have 4 beautiful 2 week old today buff orphs. how long do they stay in the brooder box?[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. perfectly_polish

    perfectly_polish Crowing

    Mar 1, 2007
    CT
    Until they are fully feathered and the temp outside is 70*F but I put all my chicks outside in a heated barn when they're about a week old, with a heat lamp at night if it's too cold. They feather out much faster. I start letting them out in the yard when they get a little bigger.
     

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