When can I let my chicks start to play outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kelsi8281, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. kelsi8281

    kelsi8281 In the Brooder

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    My chicks are about a week old, and was wondering when I can let them start to play outside. (Supervised).
    I live in Texas and it's a beautiful day out, could I take them outside for a little bit or are they not old enough?
     
  2. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

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    Yeah you could them out for a bit, though I would keep a close eye on them. I would put them in the shade if possible since I don't think direct sunlight is the best for the first few weeks. Depends how long they're out I guess
     
  3. kelsi8281

    kelsi8281 In the Brooder

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    Yeah I was thinking maybe 15-30 min outside and definitely keeping an eye on them.
     
  4. Y N dottes

    Y N dottes Songster

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    That seems good. I'm sure they will benefit from it
     
  5. emmajane07

    emmajane07 Chirping

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    I let mine out that young...like you said, supervised of course :) I think they benefit from poking around in the grass.
     
  6. cmseck

    cmseck Hatching

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    Our chicks have always seemed to love going outside on a warm, sunny day.... We've found they get under some shrubs if it seems too hot. Of course we supervise, but I like giving mine a break from the box when the weather cooperates.
     
  7. Farm Girl 1

    Farm Girl 1 Chirping

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    When I started letting letting mine out they were 8 weeks old. If you let them out now make sure they the grass is nice and dry with no puddles around
     

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