When can baby chicks go outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by samuel, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. samuel

    samuel Out Of The Brooder

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    We have four baby chicks, their about five and a half weeks old. We live in denver colorado and its been raining but its been warm.
    It is april 14 2012
     
  2. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    They would live to be outside at this age, just make sure they don't get to chilled. :thumbsup
     
  3. Delta2 23

    Delta2 23 Flock Master

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    :welcome Chicks should be fine outside from around four weeks old, especially if it's been warm. Keep them dry for the time being in case they do get cold (as long as your coop is closed with a good roof, it should be fine). When they're older, you might find that they'll love being out, getting soaked in the rain. :lol:
     
  4. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I brought mine outside yesterday for their first night out, and it was warm all day and then rained all night. They were fine! They will be five weeks old tomorrow.

    I made my husband put on his raincoat and check on them three times last night, haha.
     
  5. samuel

    samuel Out Of The Brooder

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    thanks
     
  6. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They'll be fine. I just put my 5 week old chicks outside in the coop today. Good luck with yours.
     
  7. New chicken family

    New chicken family Out Of The Brooder

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    What about in Wisconsin?
     
  8. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can go outside for the first time when they get all their head feathers.
     
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  9. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 5 week olds its been in the 40s and 50s at nighttime would they be okay outside in a coop that has a nice roof but with lots of gaps in the walls and not fully closed in door
     
  10. jackie1624

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    I have 6 baby chicks that are 4 1/2 weeks old. I'm not sure when they can go outside. I live in Kansas and its Winter. Temps are in the 30's and 40's. I don't know if I should put a heat lamp in their coop or not. They have been in our garage with a heat lamp (two of them when they first arrived) I have been raising the heat lamp to help them get use to the cold. They seem to be fine with it. They are very active and are not huddled together as if they were cold. Oh, they are Easter Eggers. Most of their down feathers are gone and they have their "Big girl" feathers now. I have never raised baby chicks so this is all new to me :)
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    This is a photo of our coop.... The inside area will protect them from the cold winds. The windows now have doors on them that we can close.
     
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