When can my chicks come out of the brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by thechickman04, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am about to start raising chicks. I live in Georgia so it is always pretty warm here. What i need to no is...How old do my chicks need to be before i can put them in an outside coop and out of the brooder.
     
  2. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I have always been told when they are fully feathered
     
  3. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

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    Yeah around 8 weeks or so if its warm enough outside (70+ at night)

    I did take mine outside when they were only a few weeks old, they would spend a couple of hours running around in a little tractor I built for them:

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    That was in August last year - so it was VERY warm - they had much fun till it started cooling off and I brought them all back inside for the late afternoon and evening.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Chicks feather out between 8 to 10 weeks...if the nights are cold you will still need a heatlamp in an outside coop or pen...
     
  5. thechickman04

    thechickman04 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i really dont think im gonna have to worry about cold nights its usually pretty warm in georgia by late april early may
     

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