When are they old enough?

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

  1. rmh0508

    rmh0508 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 14, 2011
    Engadine, MI
    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

    Jul 17, 2011
    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

    Apr 14, 2011
    Bolton, Mississippi
    As long as the temperature is above 70 degrees, let 'em play!

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