When do I move my chicks out of their brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by auxranch, Sep 28, 2013.

  1. auxranch

    auxranch In the Brooder

    Jul 10, 2013
    Aurora Oregon
    Hey all! Just wondering at what age you would suggest me moving the chicks outside into a bigger area, and then how much longer until I move them in with my eight month old hens and rooster? Thanks!!
  2. RonC

    RonC Songster

    Feb 28, 2012
    At 4-5 weeks most are fully feathered and can move to an unheated area. If there is a large temperature difference between the brooder and you nightime temps let them aclimate some before making a sudden change. As for integrating the flocks 4 months is a good bet. That way they are big enough to not be easy targets for the older chickens. It's best if they can be housed side by side with the older ones for as long as possible so they can see each other without actual contact.
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