When can baby chicks be taken out of the brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Q127, Jan 1, 2015.

  1. Q127

    Q127 Hatching

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    What temp at night does it need to be before I put my chicks in their coop?Mine will be nine weeks 01/04/15?
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    In Florida, they've been ready for about 3 weeks.
     
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

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    Baby chicks can come out of their brooder to romp and play any time the temperature is mild and close to what they are living with in their brooder, whether it's two weeks, four weeks, or six.

    Absolutely, yours are more than ready for the big move! They should be well equipped in the way of feathers and should experience no discomfort.
     
  4. Q127

    Q127 Hatching

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    Thank you for the info. My 29 RIR babies & i thank you.
     
  5. Q127

    Q127 Hatching

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    Thank you for the info.My 29 RIR babies & I thank you.
     
  6. ChickenCanoe

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    It was about 60F here

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    It was about 40F in this picture.
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    It was about 50F here.

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    Chicks aren't that fragile and shouldn't be coddled. Except for the first few days, they just need a hot spot to warm up and lots of cool space to explore their world.
     

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