What age can the chicks go out? PIC

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by willkatdawson, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. willkatdawson

    willkatdawson Songster

    Mar 31, 2008
    [​IMG]I have 10 4 week old chicks. I live in Georgia 85 degress plus during the day and around 65 degress at night. The chicks have been in the run the last 5 days and love it. Of course I bring them in before dusk. They are out growing the playpen brooder they are in. Can they go out full time now, or do I need to build a bigger brooder? The run is inclosed on top and sides so no worries there. I can place the red brooder light in the coop if ness, although there are small cracks between the boards and it won't be as warm as the laundry room they have been in. I would love for them to go out full time if poss.
    Last edited: Aug 25, 2008
  2. CA Bean

    CA Bean Songster

    OMG is that your coop/playhouse? It is sooo cute!
  3. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Mine went out at 4 weeks with similar weather conditions to what you have. I did have a heat light in their coop at night just in case, as well as food and water. I don't know that the food and water was necessary, but it gave me peace of mind if I didn't get out there to let them out at the crack of dawn. I think the light was absolutely necessary though. All my girls are doing great, even though they got the boot out of the brooder early.
  4. toddntiff

    toddntiff In the Brooder

    Aug 10, 2008
    New Mexico
    That coop is so cute! My girls got booted out at 3 weeks...their size and the weather was right. But I did take the light with them and keep the coop locked up at night like Fort Knox to keep them safe!
  5. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    New Hartford, NY
    Wow, you have quite the Pampered Poultry Palace. [​IMG]

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