Too soon to go out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mikee1948, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Mikee1948

    Mikee1948 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 5 chicks will be 4 weeks old next weekend, and are growing fast. So fast I'm afraid they'll out grow the tub they're in by then. Would it be too soon to put them out in the coop next weekend? Daytime temps are 85 - 90 here this week, night time temps around 65 - 70.
     
  2. jen5680

    jen5680 Southside Silkie Shack

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    With those warm temps and the age they are i am sure they will be fine [​IMG]
     
  3. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine [​IMG]
     
  4. Lil'ChickFarm

    Lil'ChickFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gosh, mine have been out since they were two weeks old. [​IMG] They are now four weeks and fantastic.
     
  5. Kitty Cat

    Kitty Cat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine.
    Ad congrats on your new additions!!!
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  6. WitksChicks

    WitksChicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Prepare for the celebration your chicks will have when they get to their new location. I moved my 8 chicks from the brooder box in the garage when they were 3 weeks old to their coop, they are now 6 weeks old. They made the move fine, and are loving their run.
     
  7. JodyJo

    JodyJo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will be great...I put mine out a few weeks ago, they are 6 now, in fact mine only had a heat lamp for 2 days, then shut it off...they are fully feathered now...and are fine in my 50* night temps
     
  8. KristenRae

    KristenRae Out Of The Brooder

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    I have my 3 and 4 week old chicks outside during the day now. We had severe thunderstorms in the forecast, and since their coop isn't done yet I brought them indoors for the weekend. But they LOVE being outside and scratching in the grass, pecking at bugs and bathing in the dirt. Your chickies should be fine, as long as your run can secure them inside and keep predators out;-)
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  9. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    No problem.

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