When do you move the chicks into the coop and pen?

Nicole01

Crowing
8 Years
Mar 28, 2011
5,492
95
268
MN
They sound ready. My last two were 4 weeks old when I moved them to the coop. The weather was warm and the 2 four week old chicks were fully feathered.
 

Real McChicks

In the Brooder
8 Years
Jul 20, 2011
61
0
39
California
We jiust moved ours out yesterday and they are just under 7 weeks. We would have moved them out earlier but the coop wasnt done! I am so excited to have them out of the house and they did great on their first night out.
 

Jofitch31

Hatching
8 Years
Sep 5, 2011
5
0
7
My three are six weeks old on Wednesday and their house is being delivered! Ive been taking them out for short stints during the day so far in a guinea pig run! Now they will have their proper coop I was thinking that they should maybe spend day time out there but come in at night for about another week before moving full time. Sound ok? Thanks!
 

LaurelRidgeDreams

Songster
10 Years
Jan 23, 2010
598
13
174
Mountains of NC
I raised mine in the coop with windows shut and heat lamp on. At 7 weeks, turned the heat lamp off. At 8 weeks they began to go out to the covered grass run. Won't be grass for long!
 

Honeysucklefeathers

Songster
8 Years
Jul 19, 2011
290
2
103
western KY
Just moved my 2 week olds to the coop brooder today. I keep them in the house until 2 weeks then move them to a large wooden brooder in the coop. Then at about 6 weeks they go into the pen in which the brooder is situated. Works great;-)
 

vsmenagerie

Songster
8 Years
Jul 23, 2011
339
9
131
MT
I built a tractor that mine are now in 24/7. They were going out for a few hours a day starting at 1 week and now at almost 5, they are outside full time. They prefer it out there too. I turn the light on at night for them, because we've been getting pretty chilly and I cover the pen somewhat, because Im probably paranoid haha Its cute to see them in the morning, zooming around, eating grass
They freak when I move the tractor a couple feet LOL
 

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