When chicks should go into the coop

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by 3 girls chickens, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. 3 girls chickens

    3 girls chickens In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    My chicks are about 4-5 weeks old and they seem to be getting pretty big. they are flying out of the brooder i made when we take the top off.
  2. dangerouschicken

    dangerouschicken Will Barter For Coffee

    May 6, 2007
    Columbia Gorge, OR
    Um, NOW!


    If they are fully feathered, they can go into the coop. I have three little 4 week old ones going in today! [​IMG]
  3. 3 girls chickens

    3 girls chickens In the Brooder

    Jun 13, 2008
    thats what i figured. They'll be going in tomorrow. I have one chick that seems like a runt is very small and maybe only half the size of the others. should i keep her in the brooder or do you think she'll be ok with no heat lamp.

  4. spook

    spook Songster

    Apr 21, 2008
    North Central Florida
    I am in hopes that I did right, the broilers that I have were getting greedy on the food and I have a few bantams that they housed with - well, you know the direction that went, so today I put them into the "queens quarters" a pen we made for the overly loving roo, then turned into a quarentine pen, now a brooder type pen for the meaties until they get ready to go out into their own house. I hope I'm doing right! Its been a hot day, but I wonder if I should put a light out when it comes in to rain tomorrow...
    The hen house is a distance away, so getting up in the night is going to be a challenge.
    Anyways, reassurance is needed here! lol.

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