When can they go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chantald, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. Hello
    Our first foray into chickens.. we picked up 6 Black Australops last week. They are now 2 weeks old, I suspect a few are older as they are much taller and have more feathers..

    They have been living in our den in a guinea pig cage with a heat lamp. They are really running around their little pen..

    Our coop arrived today, an Amish barn, 8x8. At what point can they go out into their coop, but not be outside to run free.. just in their coop.. with their heat lamp etc?

    We live in NY, about 1/2 way between Albany and NYC. Nights here are around 40 degrees F at this point..

  2. petlove

    petlove Songster

    Jan 27, 2008
    Skiatook, OK
    Mine are around the same age. I moved them to the coop yesterday. The coop has electricity so I have heat lamps inside. They did well. They are really happy in their new home.
  3. zippychickens

    zippychickens Songster

    Mar 22, 2008
    N. CA
    I think as long as you don't have holes large enough for the chicks to escape and they can get warm enough.

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