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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by new breeder, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. new breeder

    new breeder Chirping

    Nov 17, 2013

    i have some chicks that they born t 10 Dec

    i have them in th brooder for now and i think the next month i will turn off the heater (the room has at lust 15 oC) they will be ok?

    how old must be t take them out? i dont have old hen 's or rooster's ....

    the coop has at last 0 oC this days ... never going down of 0 .....

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  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Hi, what are you using for heat?

    I usually put them out when they're a couple days old and give them one or two heat lamps no matter how cold it is.


    If you don't have electric outside I would wait till they're about 6 weeks.
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  3. jak2002003

    jak2002003 Crowing

    Oct 24, 2009
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  4. new breeder

    new breeder Chirping

    Nov 17, 2013
    we have the same i think , 250w red light ..... i think that ---> right now we have winter so maybe i will wait for 6-7 weeks and then i will take them t the coop (i dont have electricity outside :'( ) because i will need the brooder again about this period.... i hope they dont need heat lamp when they are 1,5-2 months old ... [​IMG]
  5. Once fully feathered I put them out as the last ones I put out this
    month were 5 weeks old and the temp was down to 8 oC but I
    also had 16 of them and in a closed youth holding area for them
    to grow with out heat and it is only closed to keep out the wind
    and predators and the next ones will be going out in 3 more weeks
    but I have 24 in that lot and they will get the youth holding area
    and the ones in that cage move over one...
    I use it like this if you have enough of them they keep each other
    warm and if it gets down to 0 oC which it almost never dose here
    even with the snow on the surrounding mountains then I will and
    only then put them in a storage shed to keep out of the elements...

    gander007 [​IMG]
  6. new breeder

    new breeder Chirping

    Nov 17, 2013
    well, in my coop i have 1 cage (1m x 0.50m and 0.40 ) it is with little fentch (wire, not sure about the right word) i make that in my free time for the summer, for hens if they lay down,, or for put inside 1 rooster and a hen that i want this kind of egg's.... when my chicks are 5 week old i can take them t the coop and i will have them free the day and inside of that cage for the night.... the wind cannot past inside of the coop when i close it :D

    i think they will be ok :)

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