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when do i put chicks in the coop ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by xahmed122, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. xahmed122

    xahmed122 Out Of The Brooder

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    hey i have six weeks old chicks and i dont know when to put them in the coop
     
  2. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    What breeds?

    What are your temps right now?
     
  3. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
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    Hi and [​IMG] So glad you joined us!!!![​IMG]You can put them in when they are all feathered out. Usually after 60 days. You will need to lock them inside the coop for about a week of two so they will know where to come back to once you start letting them out.
     
  4. xahmed122

    xahmed122 Out Of The Brooder

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    i have : 4rhode island reds,1 barred rock, 2 red stars ,2 australops, and 1 white chicken i dont know what she is and i thought you should put them in at 6 weeks and its a 4 by 4 chicken coop. and i might make a chicken tractor
     
  5. xahmed122

    xahmed122 Out Of The Brooder

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    and its usually 60 to 87 deggres out[​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    They are still young and if not feathered enough, depending on your weather they may chill if it gets to cold. Unless there is some way you can put a heat source in you coop. Plus if possible you may need to expand your coop once they get older. The norm is 2 square feet of living space per bird if you plan on having them all in the same coop.
     
  7. xahmed122

    xahmed122 Out Of The Brooder

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    no ima put half in a 8 by 4 tractor
     
  8. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    That's great[​IMG]
     
  9. Big A Chickens

    Big A Chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 29, 2012
    Palmetto, Georgia
    Usually if they are overcrowded they can become stressed out and also peck each other.
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] I agree with the above posters.
     

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