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when can Guineas life out side

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pax12, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. pax12

    pax12 Songster 10 Years

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    when can Guineas live out side if the temps are 28 * f
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    You need to make sure they are acclimated to the temps. I would say to try and keep some kind of light on them for at least 3 months, but that's just me. If they are fully feathered and used to the temps, I think about 8 weeks is okay. But you really need to make certain they are used to being in colder temps.
     
  3. SterlingAcres

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    28 I would say when they're fully feathered.
    Mine went into the barn at a week old. The pullets took care of them. I gave them a heat lamp, but they never used it.
     

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