when can chicks go outside at what temperature?

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  1. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live in north east and is still cold. Chicks are around 4 - 5 weeks, getting some feathers now.
    When should they go outside to their coop?
     
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]I don't know what you weather is like, right now we are having mornings in the teens, and gusty winds. Generally chicks are ready to venture outside till they are fully feathered.

    If you get some really nice sunny days, you could try them out for a short time to see how they handle it.
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hail to the Drumstick! I 2nd her advice! Will they have warm, or at least out of the elements accommodations when they are moved outside? Oh, and welcome to BYC!!
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
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    brezlynsmom Out Of The Brooder

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    Welcome to the crazy chicken world
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. WARM WELCOMES FROM THE ENTIRE FLOCK!!!!!!!!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. MAKE SURE that your chickens have all of their feathers in and the lows during the night are higher than 59 degrees. Also make sure the coop is well insulated. it never hurts to be safe.
     
  9. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will do that.it is still in the 30 here at night. What if I were to put a heat lamp.
     
  10. mynewbabies

    mynewbabies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will sure do that, all ideas are great. :):)
     

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