When can hens go out?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by carriage farm, Apr 1, 2009.

  1. carriage farm

    carriage farm New Egg

    Apr 1, 2009
    I am new to this forum and new to raising chickens. I have raised 12 buff orphingtons in my garage since they were a day old while I built their tractor. they are now 8 weeks old and I am wondering if they can be moved outside. The night time temperature here gets to be in the low 40s yet. Any advise? thanks.
  2. B. Saffles Farms

    B. Saffles Farms Mr. Yappy Chickenizer

    Nov 23, 2008
    Madisonville, TN
    If they are fully feathered out they can go outside. 8 weeks old they should be fully feathered, or close to it.
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    Yep, at 8 weeks old they should be fine.

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