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.
  2. 19sarah90

    19sarah90 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2009
    Sodus, Michigan
    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

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    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

    Mar 25, 2008
    Central Arkansas
    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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