When can I move my chicks out of the brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LoneCowboy, Oct 25, 2007.

  1. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    I lost my book so I don't have any other references but you guys right now. When can chicks move out of the brooder into a regular coop? What are the guidelines?
  2. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Hopefully someone more experienced than me will chip in, but if you mean into an unheated coop, with winter coming on, they need to be pretty well fully grown, I think. Maybe 4 months old. But if you have an enclosed, draft free, heated coop, they could go younger, of course. Depending on how many chicks you have, and how much room in your brooder. What are your conditions? # of chicks? Amount of room in your brooder? What type accommodations did you plan to move them to? How cold are your winters?

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