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what temps can 5-7 weeks be outside?

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

  1. MzBalance

    MzBalance In the Brooder

    May 3, 2010
    Ft. Thomas
    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?

  2. mommas_got_peeps

    mommas_got_peeps In the Brooder

    Apr 8, 2011
    Hocking county Ohio
    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 Chirping

    Mar 27, 2011
    southwest Michigan
    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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