when can i take my chicks out of the brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by hen hugger, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. hen hugger

    hen hugger Out Of The Brooder

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    when should i take my 7 week old chicks out of the brooder
     
  2. no1hilbily

    no1hilbily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are out side in the coop 5 and 7 weeks
    doing good
    Indianapolis
     
  3. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When they are fully feathered you can take them out of the brooder! (when outside temps are the same as brooder temps they can play outside too)
     
  4. tiffanya

    tiffanya Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine went outside when they were 5-6 weeks and fully feathered. I'd say it also depends what the temp. is outside. At 6 weeks they should be comfortable at 70 degrees or so. Maybe less, but mine were 6 weeks mid-summer last year so I didn't have to worry as much about temp.
     

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