When can they go outside?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenniferrose, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. jenniferrose

    jenniferrose Out Of The Brooder

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    I am new to the chick world so I may have lots of questions!

    I have 5 chicks that are 2 weeks old today. We are having a warm spell and it is supposed to be 85 here tomorrow. Can I take them outside during the day? (I will of course protect them from predators) Or is it too soon to eat weeds and bugs and whatever else they may find? So far I have only fed them chick food, no grit (which I just read about - didn't know they needed so early)... does that matter?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are protected from predators you can put them out at this age during the day. Just don't forget them because they are not feathered enough yet to keep themselves warm.
     
  3. amymtaylor2014

    amymtaylor2014 Out Of The Brooder

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    I would like to bring mine out when they reach that age. How do you keep them protected. What do you put them in?
     
  4. jenniferrose

    jenniferrose Out Of The Brooder

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    I have some planter boxes that I built that are empty so I plan to use those upside down (they are about 9" tall and lined with chicken wire.
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2015
  5. Odelia

    Odelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That sounds great. Good luck
     

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