When do they leave the brooder?

Discussion in 'Pheasants and Partridge (Chukar)' started by Dogfish, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    I have 10 ringnecks and they are fully feathered and flight ready. Want to move them into the tractor I use for meat birds. When can I get them outside? They are about 4 weeks old now.

    Thanks!
     
  2. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    If they are fully feathered and your temos dont go below the 50's I say go for it .. most birds once fully feathered can go outside...
     
  3. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    Temps are ranging from 55-80 now.
     
  4. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    Columbus,IN
    Quote:If they were mine I would put em out... I have put out three week olds before qwith those temps.. just make sure they have a dry place to go to out of the wind and they should do great ..
     
  5. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

    Mar 17, 2010
    Western Washington
    They are doing very well. It is always amazing how all birds seem to thrive once they head outside.
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2010

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