When can my chicks go outside!?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dylan256, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. dylan256

    dylan256 New Egg

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    I live in elko Nevada and it's about 61-76 in the day and 40-50 at night. My chicks are 4 weeks old and love to be outside!!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    Chicks require supplemental heat until they are fully feathered, around 6 weeks of age, then you can wean them off.
     
  3. Fierlin1182

    Fierlin1182 powered-flight

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    Hi and :welcome

    We've always left our chicks out in the coop since they were about a month old/4 weeks, but it's pretty warm here. It's 25 degrees at night in the summer.
    Maybe if they like being outside you could put up a lamp up in the coop so if it gets cold at night they can warm up.
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG] Glad you joined us! The daytime temperatures are good, but I'd still keep them indoors at night for another 2 weeks before letting them sleep outside without supplemented heat.
     
  7. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Glad you joined us! [​IMG]
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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