When can my babies go outside to their coop?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Georgetownchick, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Georgetownchick

    Georgetownchick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 baby chicks that will be five weeks old on Saturday. They are pretty feathered out and they are getting way too big for their brooder. When can they go stay in their coop? I live in Texas so it is not terribly cold. Today the high was 80 but the next couple of nights they are expecting lows to be around 30. The hen house itself is enclosed with cedar wood and that is where they would be staying at night. If it is too cold to move them outside right now can I move them to my garage? They are smelly little things and I change their shavings everyday. I took the brooder lamp off of them about two weeks ago. Thanks!
     
  2. Georgetownchick

    Georgetownchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Btw...I have three barred rocks and three Rhode Island Reds.
     
  3. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They should be fine to go out now.
     
  4. Georgetownchick

    Georgetownchick Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I put their brooder lamp back on them at night when they are in the coop?
     
  5. hotrodflash

    hotrodflash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't, they should be mostly feathered out and as long as your coop is draft free they will be fine.
     

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