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When do broilers go outside in tractor? Temp/age

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by raimnel, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. raimnel

    raimnel Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ours are 1 week and 2 days old, their still small but huge compared to our silkies and brahma both are bantums. Monday I put a divider in the brooder with broilers on one side and the rest of our chicks on the other, The broilers were running down my bantums and possible hurt one ( that's a different thread). Any ways the temp here (even if it is the 1st of July) is chillie at night. this weekend is going to 80+ daytime temp, so out during day? In at night? At what temp and age can I leave them out all night? In tractor of course.
    Thanks
     
  2. 19sarah90

    19sarah90 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told not to put them outside until their at least 4 weeks old, but...

    I put mine out at one week of age with a lamp shining into a cardboard box on its side for them to warm up in. I also made sure they had shade and frozen water bottles to coold down with. I have a draft-free coop that they are put into at night... well, early evening before it gets cold.
     
  3. jaku

    jaku Chillin' With My Peeps

    I put mine outside at three weeks (with a light,) even in early spring. With these temps, you should be fine to put them outside with a light even earlier.
     
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Yup if they have a heat light they will be just fine. Our are in the garage with both garage doors open all day...closed at night and they are just fine. There was a couple days when we had those 90 Degree heat that I left it off all night and they were fine. I plan on putting mine out in their house at four - five weeks without a light.
     
  5. Southerngirl

    Southerngirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3-4 weeks is a good average. Here it is in the 70s at night and 95 or greater during the day. We dont even use the heat lamp if we have a batch of broilers in the early summer. The tractors work very well for them too. [​IMG]
     

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