When can he/she move out

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by maybejoey, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I was wondering when my chicken baby could move outside.[​IMG] He/she was an accident ( I let one of my hens sit on an egg it was fall so I thought it would be to cold) But wala I had a baby chick.[​IMG] I love him/her she /he is a white silkie with black paint splashes ( full of attitude) But since it is still winter and will still be for 3-4 more months when can I move him/she out, he / she is already 1 1/2 months old?[​IMG]
  2. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    I also have 13 other chickens outside ( 2 roosters 11 hens) [​IMG]
  3. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

  4. deserthens

    deserthens In the Brooder

    Feb 13, 2011
    Tucson, Arizona
    Since it is the only one you will be moving out, I would think you should try to wait until it is about the same size as the others. I kept my young chicks next to the full grown hens in a different enclosure so they saw each other. Also how cold is it where you are?
  5. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    In the 20's (F) But it will start to get warmer in Febuary ( maybe in the 40's (F) ) [​IMG]
  6. jessicayarno

    jessicayarno Songster

    Oct 6, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    Is it still with the mama?? If so she would be able to take care of it outside from day one.. If not I would wait til it is almost full grown, otherwise it will get picked on and it doesn't have brothers and sister to snuggle with to stay warm.
  7. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    Quote:The mama is the mystery hen? Dont know who she is the chicken that was sitting on the gg when it hatched is basically a BAD mom. I had 5 hens that I know of sit on the egg, the layer of the egg I dont know, I just know the dad. I think it is sad that he/she has no brothers or sisters though.[​IMG]
  8. maybejoey

    maybejoey got chickenidous?

    heres a picture of him.

  9. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

    Aug 26, 2011
    Ah, from one month + it should be fine! Although because he is by himself, I'd probably wait till he got a bit stronger. Ours have always come in pairs, so they have someone to defend them when the pecking order is being sorted out. Each of the pairs are very close. [​IMG]

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