When can my silkies chicks go outside

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by splashsilkies, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. splashsilkies

    splashsilkies New Egg

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    I have six Silkie chicks that are about 5 weeks old. I was wondering if someone can tell me when they might be fully feathered and can go outside full time. It is in the mid to high 70's durning the day and 50's at night.

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  2. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I usually put my silkies out at 5 weeks. If you can add a heat lamp to the inside of the coop so at night it's toasty
     
  3. Blooie

    Blooie Team Spina Bifida Premium Member

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    I brooded mine outdoors in the run from the get-go, like I do any other chicks. Almost as soon as they were fluffy dry they went out. I think I kept them in a few days longer than I normally do, but they were still pretty little when they joined the other chicks out there.

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    Granddaughter Katie with her bucket of chicken on moving outside day. They are now 16 weeks old and thriving. I live in Northern Wyoming where our springtime temps are still in the 40s and 50s during the day, and still freezing at night.
     
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