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Weather or age?

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

  1. chickenmadame

    chickenmadame Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 27, 2011
    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

    Apr 1, 2011
    Bixby, OK
    Put them in their coop!!
  3. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

    Aug 13, 2007
    North/Central Florida
    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

    Apr 20, 2011
    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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