What age should they be sent to the coop?

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

  1. Laila18

    Laila18 Hatching

    Mar 25, 2018
    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

    Mar 19, 2018
    Clarksville TN
    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

    Mar 1, 2018
    Door County, Wisconsin
    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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