Weather or age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenmadame, Apr 20, 2011.

  1. chickenmadame

    chickenmadame Out Of The Brooder

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    So it is rainy and 50-60 degrees. But my chicks are 6 weeks old and running out of room in the brooder.......what to do?
     
  2. Buff-Island-Australorp

    Buff-Island-Australorp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Bixby, OK
    Put them in their coop!!
     
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    At six weeks of age so long as they have a dry place to get out of the wind and rain and plenty of fresh feed and water they should be OK.
     
  4. OregonChickie

    OregonChickie Out Of The Brooder

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    Agreed. As long as they have a safe place out of the rain and wind, they are old enough to go outside. If you are concerned about the low temps, you can add a low watt heat lamp in the coop. Mine are 5 weeks and they will be in the coop full time by 6 weeks. They are out there all day now and it's barely above 50 degrees during the day. Just haven't been brave enough to let them go all night yet, I'm a softie.
     

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