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

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

  1. smallbluejellybean

    smallbluejellybean Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2009
    Kings Park NSW Australia
    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

    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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