what temps can 5-7 weeks be outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MzBalance, May 7, 2011.

  1. MzBalance

    MzBalance Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm ready to put my girls outside...one could probably be as young as 5 weeks and the other 2 up to 7 weeks? What are the conditions for outside living?
    thanks,
    sharon
     
  2. mommas_got_peeps

    mommas_got_peeps Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure of the hard and fast rule.. But I've been putting my 4 and 5 week olds out for the last 2 weeks during the daytime hours only... when temps are above 65 and sunny...though they have gotten a couple of light spring "showers". I always bring them in at night and warm them up with the heat lamp in the evening. But if I'm not mistaken I read here that once they have their big bird feathers they should be able to go out and tolerate cooler evening temps...I just spoil them and bring them in. [​IMG]
     
  3. mandapanda3186

    mandapanda3186 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are about the same age. I even have some 3 weekers out too. I put them into the coop with a heat lamp. I have 28 chicks though so their body temp helps too. They've all been fine [​IMG] first night it was down to 35. I also had a second lamp out there but needed to bring it in for a hospital for the bantam chicks being picked on, but even without 2 they did great [​IMG]
     

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