WHEN DO I SEND MY BABIES OUTSIDE......

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Gainesvillechickenlover, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Gainesvillechickenlover

    Gainesvillechickenlover Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello everyone. We have 5 chicks that were born
    February 18th they are doing great and getting huge! We were wondering when they are ready for the chicken coop. We live in Florida and and the daily temp is around 85 and low 69 at night.
    They have their feathers.
    Thanks for your help.
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    They are ready now, IMO, at those temps.
     
  3. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    [​IMG] I wish I could help you. I live in Pennsylvania and the temp here has only been up to 45 in the day. I need to get my babies out too. I'm sure someone will let you know. If they have their feathers and it's only 69 at night, [​IMG] I would guess, [​IMG] they could go out anytime. So my DH says. Good Luck with them.
     
  4. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:OK, what is IMO?
     
  5. nccountrygirl

    nccountrygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Sanford N.C.
    In My Opinion
     
  6. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing
    My five babies are outside now and they are two weeks, so yours are probably ready to go out. I conditioned mine first by putting them out during the day for longer and longer periods of time, then I got brave enough to leave them out all night. They have been out 5 nights now and doing fine.

    IMO- in my opinion
     
  7. MissChessy

    MissChessy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I live here in the Gulf Coast part of Texas and have had my chicks out ever since they were 5 weeks old. They are barred rocks and danish brown leghorns, they are doing great.
     
  8. andrew4068

    andrew4068 Out Of The Brooder

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    my chicks are only a week and a half old so Im hoping it will warm up here before its time for them to go out. Ginbart Im in NEPA just wanted to say hi and I love the bloomsburg fair!
     
  9. sbwhite0

    sbwhite0 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a couple of two months that I am scared to put in the coop yet. The other hens really go after them. As far as temps go you are in the clear.
     
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:Hello andrew4068, now I'm Hungry I go to the fair every day. [​IMG]
     

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