When are they old enough?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by rmh0508, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would like to set up a playpen outside for my chicks so they can play and dig around in the dirt. Right now they are a week and 1/2 to 2 weeks old are they old enough now to go out for play time? What should the minimum temp be outside when I do take them out? And about how long would you let them stay out?
    IDK if it matters but they are Cochin Bantams
     
  2. Silkiesandco

    Silkiesandco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Canada eh?
    I let mine out at that time! Just make sure its not below, i would say 10 degrees celcius. Its great for them to get out, mine tend to be much healthier when i let them out. They love the grass. I would keep them out for a couple hours, just look outside every once in a while to make sure they are okay
     
  3. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as the temperature is above 70 degrees, let 'em play!
     

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