When can I let them go outside?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by GrandmaKatnip, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. GrandmaKatnip

    GrandmaKatnip In the Brooder

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    My Chicks are 4 weeks old and growing very well. I have a fenced grassy area outside of their coop, and wonder if I can let them out there yet. I just finished the door from coop to outside, and am anxious to let them roam within the fenced area. Is it too soon?
     

  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    At four weeks I let my chicks outside (weather permitting). Whats the weather like where you are?
     
  3. GrandmaKatnip

    GrandmaKatnip In the Brooder

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    It is hot here in Minnesota today. 90 and humid. The coop is well ventilated, but there is a nice breeze outside.
     
  4. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

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    I think it should be ok then.
     
  5. GrandmaKatnip

    GrandmaKatnip In the Brooder

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    Thank you!
     
  6. bobbi-j

    bobbi-j Free Ranging Premium Member

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    Welcome from another Minnesotan! Your chicks will be just fine. Enjoy!
     
  7. TheTwoRoos

    TheTwoRoos Crowing

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    I start taking my chicks out at two weeks old.
     

  8. GrandmaKatnip

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    I opened the door this morning, and they are playing the game of 'you go first'. Fun to watch, but so far no one has been brave enough to take that march down the ramp! Funny girls!
     

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