when can I let chicks out in the yard with hen

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chickn chick 46, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have five 2-4 day old chicks and I was wondering when I could let them roam in the back yard for a while, supervised of course. They are in a crate in our greenhouse and I can tell mama hen wants to scratch around. Should I wait a few more days?

    thx!
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    You can let them out with mama......just keep your eye out for any trouble. She should keep them safe though.
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    absolutely let them out - their momma will do a great job knowing what they need. Mine are out on day 1.
     
  4. Chickn chick 46

    Chickn chick 46 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the info. They are going out asap, that is when I can get some help carrying the crate out [​IMG]
     

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