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

    Jun 6, 2008
    Southeastern, MA
    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
    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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