When can I take my chicks outside to roam and play a bit?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by festivefeet, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. festivefeet

    festivefeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two week old chicks and where I live, it will be almost 70 degrees tomorrow and the days to follow.

    When can I take them outside to play a bit?

    Thanks.
    Jessica
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Chicken Obsessed Staff Member Premium Member

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    Mama hens take their chicks out around 3 days, in much colder weather -- but the chicks can run under her wing when they get chilled. You can do it and they will love it, but you have to figure out a way to be Mama.
     
  3. Mikhail

    Mikhail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure you have them in a pen or something, a bird of prey might swoop down and snatch them.
     

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