When do I move my chicks out of their brooder?

auxranch

In the Brooder
6 Years
Jul 10, 2013
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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!!
 

RonC

Songster
7 Years
Feb 28, 2012
1,510
131
196
D/FW
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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