When can I put in my older chicks into the aviary?

Discussion in 'Quail' started by smallbluejellybean, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Now I asked this question in another thread, but I seem to get no advice.
    I have older chicks in a brooder, 2 and half weeks old and I have two females with 7 babies in my aviary. The babies are now a week old and get around very well.
    The temperature is hot here and the poor older chicks are getting too hot I think in the aquarium I have them in.
    Since there are no mature males in the aviary, would you think it would be ok to put those older chicks in there as they are now 3/4 feathered out?
    The aviary has good air circulation and alot more room for them to move.

  2. chickenma

    chickenma Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    North Carolina
    I would switch them if the temp is good enough.
    I live in NC and when it is 70F I put them outside . And they will do pretty good inside your aviary.
    Just keep an eye on them the first hour to see how it is going.

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