what was i thinking?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sodamancer, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 new babies. I have 7 laying ladies already, one to be culled soon as i can muster the courage. I am nervouse about eating my own meat, (silly i know)

    Anyway 1 is 4weeks ish 3 are 3wks ish and 2 are poof balls still.

    When do i start putting them outside. I am in the PNW and the nights here have been about....35-40 deg. f. I realize they will still need a heat lamp but how soon should i put them out? I wnat to put all 6 into the new flock at once.
     
  2. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They need to be fully feathered to stay out with out the heat.
     
  3. sodamancer

    sodamancer Out Of The Brooder

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    right but could i put a heat lamp in a section of the coop and put them out there now? would they be okay? even the poofballs?
     
  4. Mehjr10

    Mehjr10 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can keep it within the temperature range that they need.
     
  5. OCpeep

    OCpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would not put the chicks out with full grown hens unless there is a separate area for the chicks. The hens would most likely peck the chicks, possibly to death. Heat would also be an issue.
     

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