When could chicks go outside in a chicken tractor???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OrpingtonDude, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. OrpingtonDude

    OrpingtonDude Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When could chicks go out in a chicken tractor?? They are about 1 week to 2 1/2 weeks old.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. foREVer

    foREVer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always wait until they are pretty much completely feathered out, but still have some fuzz on their head. You might want to keep a heat light out there if it gets a little chilly for them at night. Another thing that determines when they go outside is their weight. When they are about 3 pounds they are definately ready. (Well, that is if they are standard size)

    I'd say when they are about 5 or six weeks old they should be fine [​IMG]
     
  3. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    Mine are all outside, my Seramas just turned 3 1/2 weeks old and then my older chickies are anywhere from 4-1 1/2 months old. They're all doing fine.
     

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