What age should they be sent to the coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Laila18, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. Laila18

    Laila18 Hatching

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    I have 12 4 day old pullets, they live in a large cage with a heat lamp, and I want to know, how many weeks old should they be when they are sent outside to the coop. I am hearing people say "not until they have all of there feathers" and I'm hearing people say "6 to 8 weeks old" What do you think?
     
  2. kjens2014

    kjens2014 In the Brooder

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    From my research, most of your chicken breeds have all of their feathers by about the 6th week, hence the "6-8 week" rule. This is obviously dependent on climate and location of where you are, etc...
     
  3. ChrisaH

    ChrisaH In the Brooder

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    It's still VERY cold where I am in NE Wisconsin. My gals are 4 weeks old and I won't put them outside full time for another 6 weeks.
     

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